little bird

Posted: 05/15/2011 in house of fools, house of women

at the first baptist,

johnny put a ring on stephie’s finger just as clean and sure as

tightenin’ a lugnut down to the garage where he work.

johnny say she his little bird,

but the salon girls wonder out loud

do he think

that ring gonna hold her?

nail tech laugh and say,

that stephie,

she still gonna have plenty of dumb dead mice

danglin from her talons–

you watch!

but it’s johnny

better watch,

cos his little bird

sure enough still love to fly.


for one shoot sunday, prompt 3

  1. L Turner says:

    Great voice in your piece! I can get a visual of the place they live! Thanks for sharing

  2. dustus says:

    Someone needs to tell Johnny…. Aint no ring gonna hold Miss Thang.

  3. brian says:

    if he tamed her with a simple ring would it truly be worth it?

  4. Mama Zen says:

    Perfect voice!

  5. dani says:

    “she still gonna have plenty of dumb dead mice

    danglin from her talons–”


    i love the rhythm in this.

    that little bird “sure enough still love to fly.”


  6. hedgewitch says:

    Now I’m humming ‘White Bird’ way to go Mz Coal–this was the kinda hit the deejays don’t need no payola to spin.

  7. tess kincaid says:

    Wonderful write. Thoughts of Holly Golightly come to mind.

  8. Another evocative and powerfully authentic write. Would make great lyrics for a blues song.

  9. lolamouse says:

    “Fish got to swim. Bird got to fly. Can’t help lovin’ dat gal of mine…”

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