30 Poems in 30 Days

30 Poems in 30 Days
A Project for National Poetry Writing Month

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Day 4 -- Iain M. Banks Spaceship Name Tribute

So...for more about Banks and the prompt, see the names for the sci-fi writer's spaceships here:

We were supposed to use a Banksesque spaceship name for the title of a poem. My ship is called:

Distracted By Shiny Objects

Minutes to go and there, out the window, light shifts down flicks itself 
into her goldilocks, and you're done for, done in by the flash
in your pants and her perfect teeth, the sapphire stud in her nose 
the well-muscled shoulder, how her hand holds that taco
and the juice, there, at the corner of Lip and Heaven, down the chin 
where you aim to go left til Shiny, heading for Divine.