28 January: for Fireblossom’s Word List

AI art: girl with curly red hair with a knowing glance. ©Misky 2023

This Isn’t About Trains or Armadillos

That starched ribbon in her hair,
its of dubious use. Absurd to think
it can tie smoke, or restrain hair
that’s the colour of Moroccan wind.

And she leans over the jukebox,
f-me boots up to her anymores.
She’s a superstar Wurlitzer genius,
a mix of nightbird, and tar soap.

This society girl is doing a Kerouac.
Her strappy sandals, left for nature
to interfere, left in the winter rain,
and washed clean. Useless! useless!

Written for Fireblossom’s word list (see below). Note: additionally included armadillo, train, and interfere. AI Digital Art is mine, created using Midjourney’s bot (v4). Image and poem ©Misky 2023 Shared on Twitter #amwriting @midjourney

17 responses to “28 January: for Fireblossom’s Word List”

  1. First, I ADORE your title. Made me happy. Then – every single word and line of this poem is just genius!!!!!!!! Love it so much.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry! I’m really happy to know that.


  2. Really like both the poem and the art, Misky.



  3. That first full stanza is sheer brilliance Misky! I love this! Did you do the art?


    1. Thanks, and yes, the artwork is mine. I create them using A.I. Midjourney – a mixture of word prompt descriptions and image styles with coding. It’s good fun!


  4. Love this write, Misky, and the accompanying image. You really capture a sense of wildness. I especially like the first stanza.


  5. This society girl is doing a Kerouac.

    Fantastic, Misky ❤


    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, David!

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  6. This is wonderful, Misky. I love hair the colour of Moroccan wind. So inspired! And boots up to her anymores. Just brilliant. You create such an amazing picture and use the words in such original ways. And of course your image is fabulous.

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    1. I’m glad you liked it!

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  7. So much action going on here ! Your reference choices are dynamic 😁


    1. Thanks. The last stanza actually refers to two poems that Kerouac wrote.

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      1. See I learn something every time I read your blog ❤️


  8. Margaret Schaff Bednar avatar
    Margaret Schaff Bednar

    What an amazing first stanza followed up with such delight!


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