This was otiginally written for the dVerse Poets Pub in 2019.

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday Fandango will publish a post written on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into yor own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to Fandango’s post which you can find here. Or you can just write a comment on his blog with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 22nd) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

Shed some light on this today at the dVerse Poets Pub!


O, capricious bomb-dropping

bastard, so full of

surprises —

the kind I can do without.

You shed women

(second nature to you)

like a snake sheds skin

so slick, so dirty, so … damn…

I should’ve known better

people and snakes—

down deep—

rarely change.

5 thoughts

  1. The shift in the second stanza to directly talking to the offending person by using the word “you” is quite powerful!
    Glad you posted to the prompt and came into the chat – not too late at all. However, instead of embedding the link to your poem in the prompt’s chat as you did, please click on the Mr Linky, which appears toward the end of the prompt and insert your direct link there. You’ll notice in all the folks who were in the chat, there’s no links to poems. It’s just for chatting at the pub. Many folks don’t chat and rather only put their link in Mr Linky, knowing this is where people go to read the poems. You’ll have many more readers by using Mr Linky.

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