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THIS IS A YEAR OF THE DRAGON CONTEST ENTRY

The Nag

Published by RHONDA ARNOLD | Friday, October 12, 2012 12:49 AM


Contest trigger for this piece is "These Unsaid Things" : 98 words


Your wall blocks breeze, but not hot drone
A long and constant dinning moan
Of insipid tongue slapping neighbors' drums
Day - Night - At - Dawn’s - Break
No Sunday rest for sanity’s sake

Harassment's harness grows son despondent,
While henpecked baby blubbers her bonnet
Resentful of time before tossing reins
At mothering rhetoric of badger and blame
If a horse, a shot fired whether sound or lame

Making glue sticky with bones and hide
Cementing banal lips of kindred kind
Who may ride up to that house outside
Echoing silent, except for timbers and paint
Reverberating yet from nag’s bellyache.



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tanyujie - Tuesday, December 11, 2012 4:44 PM.


Sounds so familiar!