Sunday, April 15, 2018

Imperfect

be wilder?
   bewilder?
a dull spot on the ear

haunted
   or haunting -
who's at the bottom of the stairs

smeared
and smarmy make-up
I cannot read the lips

my mirror
   is cracked
      imperfect
         imqɘɿʇɘɔƚ

For Poetry Pantry at Poets United

12 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So clever, Kelli. I love the play on words.

Sioux Roslawski said...

I had never thought of bewilder as also "be wilder."

I cannot figure how you made the letters upside down/backwards with the last word. You're a word wizard in more ways than one.

indybev said...


Clever wanderings of a creative mind. I love it

Sanaa Rizvi said...

I love the idea of bewilder as a dull spot on the ear..💜 Powerful write!

Mary said...

Imperfect is just fine with me!! I like your poem.

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

Your poems are always creative and clever and this is one of the best....love the end.

ayala said...

Clever poem!

R.K. Garon said...

Loved this!
You are crazier than a loon hehe : )
ZQ

annell said...

Amazing!!!

Fireblossom said...

That ending made me laugh. I have always been a bewilderedbeast myself.

My power's been out for a day and a half. Talk about imperfections!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Ah, these sneaky fears!

grapeling said...

your imperfect is infectious, i hope ~