Polly

Writings and Witterings

Alien

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She is a mother;
she protects her young.

Teeth.
Dripping, slipping, gripping, stripping,
unremitting
teeth.
Grey. To strip prey, flay, filet.

She waits, prevaricates, evil
innate, irate, she deviates, defecates,
aspirates, emanates a stink.

Alien phantasm from
the chasm; cytoplasm; gelatinous mucous s l i d e s
down the sides of her open maw.

She is a mother;
she protects her young.

Polly Stretton Β© 2013

From 'Alien'

From ‘Alien’

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21 thoughts on “Alien

  1. I love this one so much, I had to forgo by “blog break” to stop by and tell you! Would make a great one for audio, I think.

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  2. This is fantastic! I love the audio part. Hearing the rhythm of the poem is always wonderful πŸ™‚

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  3. Nice one! The ending almost makes it understandable, a difficult thing to go for an alien!

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  5. Very cool, Polly! And a bit worrisome! Ha. Thanks. K.

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  6. great piece, wonderful read aloud.

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  7. I’m so glad I read this piece in the morning and not before going to sleep… πŸ™‚ The audio was creepy and wonderful!

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  8. Errrr… Nice! πŸ˜‰ No, seriously, I like it.

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  9. Fabulous (though it sounds a bit like me first thing on a Monday morning!!)

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