In Motion: Bellingham, Poetry, San Juan Islands, Ted Talks

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Poetry: Puppeteer


Puppeteer

You turn me
Like a camera setting
Normal to negative
With a click

My voice modulates
To your ear
High tones dialed down
Pitch bent skewed

You hand me a script
Q and A for the party
Lists topics to avoid
People I may talk to

How do I look?

You look me over
Black evening dress
Hair up, heels high
Proper posture

Oh, you forgot these…

I touch my ears,
Barren of drops, and smile.
You turn to reach inside a drawer
And pull out strings.



"Marionette Series" Oil on canvas
by Sarah Dixon





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