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Frosting the Windows

by Megan Guimbellot

I would settle in any gingerbread house you built// frost the windows and line the drive with jellybeans
Take me out for gumdrop shots and sugar cookie martinis// I'll set out with you in a candyland world

Let's coat our walls in pressed flowers and pressed pages
in impressions
impressive notions

I'll press notices against light posts
against storefronts,
against fences

missing signs for people we used to be

Let's rip down streetlights and put up arrows that streak
and shriek

and maybe
we can move forward.


Author's Note: but I doubt it

Posted on 03/04/2016
Copyright © 2021 Megan Guimbellot

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 03/08/16 at 01:15 AM

I really enjoyed this campaign. Loved the "streetlights,.... streak and ...shriek" line and especially "missing signs for people we used to be". Thanks!

Posted by George Hoerner on 03/08/16 at 01:59 AM

I wish I knew who you wrote this to/for! I really have enjoyed reading it. "Moving forward", oh now that is a mouthful! And its meaning!??!, growing up, forgetting, I'm not sure. Growing up is not easy, ask my 2nd wife of 35+ years who doesn't think I ever will! and she is probably right!

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