Two poems – I hope both will bring a smile.

ABC Wednesday, brought to you by the letter X, and with a nod to Gary Larson of “The Far Side.”

Instrumentation (haiku)

Welcome to Heaven
Here is your full Steinway Grand
Hell?  A xylophone.

© 2011 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil


Three Word Wednesday words:  Bump, Transfix, Knuckle.  Odd set of words, but here’s mine!

The Thump

My pregnancy was no mere baby bump.
More like a lump, and a thumper to boot.
Alone in the evening, we
(baby plus me) would sprawl on the bed, shirt lifted up.

A sight to tranfix Mesmer himself,
the balloon-within-a-balloon,
my belly encased her home,
my womb.

I’d poke, she’d kick back.
I’d sing, she’d sway to an internal rhythm.
Her foot would push against the edge of her universe,
like a knuckle bulging inside a glove.

© 2011 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil