Saturday, April 14, 2007

Early Milestones

A peanut shoved itself up my nose.

I went blind in one eye.

The cat scratched me when I chewed her tail.

My patent leather shoes got pee on them.

My father fell down the stairs.

I stuck my tongue in a socket.

I got lost in the attic.

My father told me I pushed him down the stairs.

Blue flames crawled out of the top of the black and white TV.

Grandmother came to visit and stayed in the room at the top of the stairs.

My brother peed on my teddy bear.

I stuck a fork in a socket.

Barbie’s toes got chewed off.

My mother made me give up my teddy bear.

The cat vomited butter all over the kitchen.

I tripped and lost my Christmas hat.

The pony moved slowly, warm against my bare legs,
led by a girl who watched my eyes and smiled.

5 comments:

Stroll said...

Stupid question, the lay person asks, but is this meant to be a poem? I like it either way. It's both giggly and a little sad. :)

Christine said...

Yes, Mr. Stroll. It is meant to be a poem. But several people in my workshop seemed to believe that it's more of an outline for a poem, which may be the case.

Thanks for the comment! I love your blog and Bitchy one too.

Valerie Loveland said...

Some of these lines are really funny (the peanut shoving itself, and the multiple instances of pee).

I also really like the Blue flames from the tv.

Christine said...

thanks for your comment, Valerie -Did you get that she peed on her own shoes? I was trying to show how little kids don't take responsibility.

Valerie Loveland said...

Was she supposed to be the one that peed on the teddy bear too? When I read it, I thought the brother peed both her shoes and the bear.

(The word verification for this post is "peeoglu").