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Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags, How sweet!


12.28.11 Posted in Contributor Series 10, today's words by

Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags
How sweet!
By Joan McNerney

After bathing in bubble gum,
Mary Jane unties ribbon candy
from bags of chocolate kisses.

Sky colored by yellow, pink
& blue cotton candy clouds.

Marshmallow chicks hide
behind spearmint leaves.

Jelly beans sprout along
fields of candy corn.

Caramel apples, lemon drops,
orange slices stacked for sale
at Lolly Pop’s juicy fruit shop.

Watch out as sour gummy
worms wiggle underfoot.

Climbing big rock candy mountain
wandering with sugar high stars.

Thirsty now, Mary Jane sips
root beer barrels at Snickers Bar.

Black licorice fills this night
with confectionary dreams
& one big banana moon pie.


Joan McNerney’s most recent poem to appear here was Sick sick sick (October 2011).



2 Responses to “Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags, How sweet!”

  1. bobbie troy says:

    Sounds good to me! Where is this place?

  2. This reminds me of the candy stores in Europe. Thanks for this visual, my mouth is watering.