SST9 First Draft BeaBop

1 Jun

Smiling On De Road

Two dimples brand the base of her back –
Carries my chants along veined tendrils
Emanating from soft skin to feathered-edged sonnet

Her body defined my mood for years
Sometimes I was marmalade – thick cut.
Others I am a crouching tiger hiding my aggression

Soured reprisals are balanced on her left
Proud to remind me of her worth
Weighted in gold-coated vibranium

Cusses used to fling from my mouth
Taunting her schizophrenia to tussle
Glitter sparkles atop hundreds of sequined thousands

On her right is a Mas band of angels
Lined up like a troupe ready for fireworks
Rhythms pierce the tarmac

Around her girth is an aluminium frame
Into which slots in her left and right
Her right to be objective in the custardly light

This idea is still cooking in my head. I see it being performed by somebody else or two. The construction of a carnival costume being the metaphor. It will last for 3 minutes.

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2 Responses to “SST9 First Draft BeaBop”

  1. MouthyPoets June 2, 2015 at 9:39 am #

    Intersting idea bea I love the way you write about being young and growing up in terms of feedback around seems a lazy word after all the lovely wordplay and imagery . Custardly what a word neal.

  2. MouthyPoets June 3, 2015 at 11:11 am #

    Hey Bea,

    Really interesting idea – interested to know what the construction of the costume is a metaphor for and if you have a visual in your head as to what this costume looks like? Also, why do you want 2 or 3 other people to perform it rather than yourself.

    Love the sensory nature of all the language used just interested in knowing what it is alluding to before I comment further.

    Debris x

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