Burningword Literary Journal

My tercet just published by Burningword. Lots of fun to write.

No Strings Attached

In Darwin,
the biggest ball

of twine
is unencumbered
by human

No discontented lovers
struggling with rope

anxious to be free.
No lasso-

twirling cowpokes
waiting in ambush
for that special

No timber-hitched
twosomes and threesomes

double knotted
like old sneakers.
No families

held together
by spit
and slip

Just a ball of
purposeless string

bigger now
than the town

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