Different Perspective

Written for:  Miz Quickly - Day 9

"Notice that in the small paintings we and the artist are looking over the shoulder of the point of view character. I want you to find your own ”sock monkey.” Maybe it is also a toy. A car might have an interesting take on things. A pet or wild animal. I don’t see any of these as being a particularly good poet—though I could be wrong."

”The Four Seasons As Seen Through the Eyes of Jessica’s Sock Monkey”
Robert Williams

Ever notice how tall
tables and counters are?
My little legs cannot
jump high enough.  When
my people are distracted,
that's when I go into
action.  I spy a candy
wrapper–looks like
a Snickers bar–left
on a side table.  All
I have to do is climb
up to the couch, using
my little staircase–
what a blessing that is–
and lean over arm, 
and pull the wrapper out 
with my teeth.  While I am
on the couch, I like
to perch on top.  Only
way to see out front
window.  Oh no!  There
goes that drooling bull dog
Baxter.  He loves
everyone, and everyone loves
him.  I bark with gusto
to let him know this block
is mine.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to Different Perspective

  1. Misky says:

    This is very good!


  2. Jules says:

    I can imagine this clearly 😀


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