Day 6: Poetry Project: Delinquent Dolls

Well, this photo was a bit creepy and for some reason I just kept thinking of dolls gone bad.

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Breaking News
Mass Escape from
St. Claud’s Center
for Delinquent Dolls

Just this morning
a passing photographer
captured this pivotal scene
of the notorious Brown-Haired Doll
with her famous fringed blue eyes,
gang leader, miscreant,
dimpled arm raised,
baby-blue-shoed foot
kicking out,
targeting the glass barrier,
already fractured,
and demure-looking accomplices
lurking in assumed postures
with their flat and soulless
marble gazes intent.
Look-outs.
All poised on the verge of escape.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Day 6: Poetry Project: Delinquent Dolls

  1. danrothermel says:

    Today’s poem is an inspiration to all would be writers and poets. Writing can be playful and imaginative. Let go.

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  2. mbhmaine says:

    Thanks, Dan! The responses to this photo were fascinating–most were either creepy/threatening or haunting/lonely. Who knew dolls evoked such strong emotions!?!

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