The Tallgrass Shuffles
last night the wind saidbe careful girl themoon be watching
said keep your fingersout the mud keep your tonguein your head said the moon
is watching you said she’ll pullyou apart like the tidewhen your time comes girl
rip out your womb like a second heartdrag it on the asphalt like roadkillsaid you smell like roadkill
you taste like shit girlsaid be careful the moon bewatching and she gone be mad
she gone tie you to the shed ’cause youain’t primp enough for no ribbons girlyou ain’t show girl you ain’t top breed
you ain’t pedigree girldown girl bad girl sit girlbangbang dead girl going
going sold just like that girlthe moon be watching so slowdown child said be still girl
said quit that noisesaid stop that shinesaid shuck that corn
girl she seen you bust the limestones brittledo the tallgrass shuffles like dance moveslike prairie inferno hopscotch like shoooo
said ooooh girl stop playingnow smooth down your dressand fold up your tail
and zip shut that grinand pin back your earssaid the moon be watching you
said be careful saidswoosh and such saidheel girl said stay girl said die girl
This poem was originally published by Storm Cellar.
Issue 4.2 (2015): 3-5.
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