For today’s prompt, use the following three words in a poem: clodhopper, flash and satellite. Put the words anywhere you like in the poem and use them however you wish.
Here’s my attempt for the day:
We set up shop on the wrong side
of the tracks. One train passes, then
another. They pass in a flash,
those satellites. I chase napkins
around the shop and tell the kids
not to touch things they cannot kiss.
The dolls hold out for licorice,
but they’ll be waiting and waiting.
I may be a clodhopper, but
my brain is a pipe dream covered
in soot. My eyes, little moons, chase
lickety-split those cabooses–
aching to hear the whistle, but
afraid to stand on the platform.
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