Bip Humperdink (dornthepirate) wrote,
Bip Humperdink
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My grandmother died today...I didn't like her, but i'm still feeling sad for the relatives that i DO like that are feeling sad about her death. And so... A Myth of Pearls

In an outlet kids clothing store
hanging on garbage jewelry stands
A string of pearls from the seafloor
greedily seized in my fat hands.

Hanging on garbage jewelry stands
I cower from Grandma’s old curls.
Greedily seized in my fat hands
the valuable metal-clasped pearls.

I cower from Grandma’s old curls;
I see she wants to purchase love
the valuable metal-clasped pearls
hanging from my neck like a dove.

I see she wants to purchase love:
dishonest love though she is kin
Hanging from my neck like a dove.
I really hate her shedding skin.

Dishonest love though she is kin
layers of false love, all a guise
I really hate her shedding skin
her scheming Made in Taiwan lies.

Layers of false love, all a guise
a string of pearls from the seafloor
her scheming Made in Taiwan lies
in an outlet kids clothing store.


,because my grandmother likes pomes and wrote many of them herself. This one I wrote when i was taking creative writing a few years ago, and it's about her. Not very flattering, but at least it's honest...
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