Sunday, January 8, 2017

Dinosaur

I'm a dinosaur -
bits of dinosaur -
a fossil buried deep

beneath a hundred feet
of shale and should.

I have a pickaxe in my backpack,
a therapist,
and some weed;

I need to know if I'm extinct
for good.

The unconscious -
my unconscious -
wakes when ego sleeps

and kicks the puppies
everybody loves.

I have a strong back
and a small sack
of symbols I found cheap

on the internet;
that will have to be enough.

For Poetry Pantry at Poets United

15 comments:

Sioux said...

The pairing of "shale and should" is brilliant. BEyond brilliant.

The rhythm of this piece, the line breaks made it delightful to read.

Cello Jolie said...

I can definitely get inside this character.

This is my favorite section:
"I have a strong back
and a small sack
of symbols I found cheap"

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Wowzers, "my unconscious wakes when ego sleeps" is really deep. It is cool how you write about those deep dark places we all have. But I am also very sure puppies are safe with you. LOL.

brudberg said...

A pickaxe in my backpack... love that together with the rest

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

shale and should--just such a striking pairing--that and the pickaxe--loved this MZ

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh, I think it's enough – indeed, ample!

thotpurge said...

need to know if I am really extinct!! Wow,,that is too good!!

R.K. Garon said...

Haha I don't think so... even my pocket knife wouldn't help :)
Interesting and fun read.
ZQ

Old Egg said...

I loved reading this piece with its rhythmic beat.

kaykuala said...

of symbols I found cheap
on the internet;
that will have to be enough

One's desires and wants need not have to be elaborate or expensive

Hank

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Love the flow in this.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Oooh....feisty!!!

Fireblossom said...

Stop kicking puppies!

grapeling said...

are you the dino that Haysus rode ?

Magaly Guerrero said...

I wonder if the pickaxe already got the a therapist...