1. status update

    time comes when
    stopping is the solution
    no more jotting the odd
    note to self
    every meta-indulgent moment
    the mood strikes you
    don’t think about it
    no matter how hard the blow
    you won’t go down or move over
    if you approach an open heart
    without any intention of performing
    surgery
    it will not be necessary
    though you might begin
    with the poke of a very sharp knife
    when cutting tomatoes
    you will turn it sideways to end
    with a clean slice
    therefore no complaining
    do not utter "ugh" or “blech”
    or sarcastically “yeah, right”

    just get on with it

    single and ambivalent
    you are a beautiful story

     

     

    30 Day Poetry Challenge (link)

    Day 6- Write a poem of any length incorporating every word from your latest Facebook status.

    I don’t have a FB account or status so I called for readers to lend me theirs - with this ASK post. I borrowed 3 of these, from: yourseleanor lookingforwisdom, and  xtremewriting. {I felt justified in picking and choosing which I wanted to use because virulent-tuber gave me props for not having a FB and made me feel proud like I deserved to take discretion.} I used the status words all in order as they were suggested; they are in italics above and originally read as follows:

    1. note to self don’t think about open-heart surgery when cutting tomatoes. ugh
    2. Single and ambivalent*
    3. You are a beautiful story**
    * please note: lookingforwisdom is NOT single, he was making up a status for me - ugh
    ** please also note: Tiffany at xtremewriting is* a beatuiful story and therefore I am assuming this is her* status not one she made up for me.
     

  2. a graphic illustration

    dirty Job
    apple tease
    so very proprietary
    hidden under a macintosh
    pervert raincoat
    as if it takes a professional
    a special tool to
    do any work on it
    used the iphone to lie
    took the self-possessive
    pronoun out of d.i.y.
    but women are
    a revolutionary
    force in favor
    of all things
    open source

    one of my favorite writers, Tiffany, at xtremewriting sent me this amazing slightly nsfw pic because she knows i do love vagina talk - spoken word, text or textile - in public. just today i was ranting how apple killed diy and it only seemed appropriate to make a “poem” about it. 

    thanks for the photo post! biggest awkward<3, woman

     

  3. laser beams {hurt or perseverance}

    suicide is
    always a
    permanent
    solution to a temporary
    problem
    of circumstance
    for permanence
    you could
    get a tattoo
    instead
    it will last
    and the worst
    that could happen
    is your tattoo artist
    will commit suicide
    halfway through
    but for you
    that is
    obviously
    a temporary problem
    too
    see
    through

                                                  ~dedication

     

  4. mmm. clever woman…

    xtremewriting replied to your post: jesus, relaxyou are not that importantnobody is

    Is jesus the addressee or an expletive? ;)

    in general - most definitely - both
    today it was purely expletive! <3

     

  5. your feedback rocks…all of you

    lexi-trek replied to your post: expansive rhetoric {revised}

    Absolutely. Losing that “ebb and flow” bit seems to do it for me. Good rewrite! cheers

    this seems to be the consensus - i’m gonna let it ferment and revisit it again some new day but you all totally kickass for responding so ~ awkward<3 jillc 

     

  6. thanks!

    xtremewriting replied to your post: haunted places

    Love this! It seems like there’s more story in it trying to get out. <3
     

  7. much love & thanks my pulchritudinous dear friend :)

    xtremewriting replied to your post: keeper

    Oddities are the most beautiful parts of a person. They mark our uniqueness and our individual pulchritude.

    word drop wednesday a day late - i just stole your word. word.

     

  8. oh! and of course…there was snatch last night :)

    it was truly a divine collaboration so I wanted to share the love this morning with T at xtremewriting

    xtremewriting & trixclibrarian:

    i like to speak
    v a g i n a
    in public
    people stare
    i don’t care
    fuckit
    with cock talk
    everywhere
    we women want
    our share
    of bare naked
    language

    for example
    dare we say
    how we play
    alone
    when we lay
    on our tummies
    and diddle our bits
    why is that more shocking
    than the shite
    porn is hocking

    when…

     

  9. everybody loves snatch 8) thanks ya’ll

    thesealivesinme replied to your post: snatching words

    This is so… Vaginal.

     conversinginmetaphors replied to your postsnatching words

    I’m in favor of vaginas

     embeeness replied to your postsnatching words

    Hell yeah! Pussy power!
     

  10. snatching words

    i like to speak
    v a g i n a
    in public
    people stare
    i don’t care
    fuckit
    with cock talk
    everywhere
    we women want
    our share
    of bare naked
    language

    for example
    dare we say
    how we play
    alone
    when we lay
    on our tummies
    and diddle our bits
    why is that more shocking
    than the shite
    porn is hocking

    when i talk vagina
    why do I get
    evil eyes
    from the ladies
    but men
    it makes them
    crazy
    they praise me
    for being so brazen
    but i’m cravin’
    open vagina talk
    with women
    let’s open our mouths
    and dig in
    over lunch over brunch
    no munching required
    to love cunt

    when everything is
    phallic
    i want my own
    symbolic
    representation of power
    destroy half the towers
    and replace them
    with bulbous
    vulvas

    what exactly are you scared of
    i dare ya’
    the question is simple
    why do we leave you
    all so speechless

    Recently, the amazing Tiffany at xtremewriting and i were snatching cocktails together and this collaboration was born. The words and our conversation and our amazingly great {big female} brains were entwined too much to sort out each letter and we both loved it so much we’ve each posted it ~ so you all should like mine and hers: here. Besides, her blog is fabulous. So, please, check it out. 

    awkward<3 jillc

     

  11. i’ll assume…the pun is intended ;}

    xtremewriting replied to your post: riddling prejudicial advantages in fantasy

    love the way the words dance, playfully

    thanks, you. awkward<3, jc

     

  12. good advice re: falling into fear :)

    xtremewriting answered your question: i don’t know but i, for one…

    While there have certainly been times I have not liked myself, I’m not sure I’ve ever been terrified of myself. I do like retreating into my depths sometimes, but it is not healthy to live there permanently. Keep dragging yourself back out. I agree. I agree.
     

  13. thanks*you* that’s a very mutual feeling

    xtremewriting replied to your post: a dick strapped on his girlfriend

     You’re awesome. Love reading you

     

  14. heart of the world

    xtremewriting:

    I found the beating

    bleeding

    battered

    heart of the world

    in words

    and it was beautiful.