Poetry Sisters Project — October, 2016
My pals and I have taken on quite a few ekphrastic challenges this year because, well — because we like them and we’re in charge! This month, Kelly provided the inspiration.
By Liz Garton Scanlon
Hello, masked rascal, boy king,
Peter Pan with the cocky stance.
I knew you in high school,
you asked me to dance
and acted like it was my idea,
you threw frisbee, had a flask
were so sure that you could fly
and the water tower cried its siren cry.
But here’s the thing
with myths, they bleed together –
you’re a harlequin, an Icarus,
to the manor born and Shakespeare’s fool.
And what I want to say to you
is this: unmask the eyes,
obey the rules, grow up a bit.
It isn’t easy here, but harder
when you’re counterfeit.
And Poetry Friday’s being celebrated over at Violet Nesdoly’s place — enjoy!