Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Ham Fist

I will carve my ham fist
I will go back to school
to learn how to better carve
the ham at the end of my reach
into a human fist
or just a human hand
I haven't decided yet
what major gesture
I want to make


zero reference said...

i like this. i like the shifting of 'will' from being soft to being accented. did that happen? did i get it right?

Ridiculous Human Things said...

Hey, Zero. Thank you! That's a great reading of it and yeah, I think that I began the poem feeling hesitant and unsure and ended feeling nearly adament. It's incredible what the process of writing just a few lines can do, which is one reason I feel like writing, can be such a transformative and positive force in the world. Corny, yeah, but possibly very real. Thanks again!