Nonet Poems: My Geography

Pensacola, Florida

A cavalcade of freaks and weirdos;
meth-heads and potholes populate,
homeless and screaming preachers
stand on every corner.
City of bad news,
Pensacola.
Hell on Earth.
Worst. Place.
Yet.

Sidney, Montana

Strange smells waft from the sugar beet plant,
as snowflakes blanket the grey town.
An isolated enclave—
a moose in every shop.
Meat and potatoes,
the usual
dinner fare.
Hardy
peeps.

Provo, Utah

Psychological lobotomies,
using group-think, mass hypnosis,
created temples of doom
in this mountainous place
of happy faces.
Mormon Mecca,
Jell-O love,
mellow
mouths.

4 thoughts on “Nonet Poems: My Geography

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  2. I wish you would have written about Poplar Bluff, Missouri! I just read your entry in the December 2016 issue of Bella Grace and I was happily surprised to see the familiar words of my hometown in your writing! 🙂

    • Wow, thanks for the read! I’m so glad you were able to find me, considering there was a letter left off of my blog address in the publication. Many, many fond memories of Poplar Bluff I have. Maybe I’ll write a special nonet poem about Poplar Bluff sometime soon. 🙂

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