Look to your Laurels: Doris will be hard to beat

The latest entry from Doris Brazil who hopes to scoop all the awards when the winner of the first annual Itchy Ankle Writing Contest is announced tomorrow evening. While I never heard of a volcano in DC, I have to admit that we did have a small earthquake the other day and so I suppose anything is possible. Anyhow, her moras all seem to be as the Japanese dictate, and she does demonstrate an appropriate level of attention to the drivers of life in Itchy Ankle. ( Note: Baby Jane’s drink is likely water—she hasn’t been at all well and it is 2000 BC: wine boxes have not yet been invented) And it is hard not to love something that channels the Mamas and Papas. BTW, Itchy Ankle still has no train service–there is barely a bus.

If you want to snatch the Itchy Ankle Undies for yourself, be sure to get your entry in asap. I look forward to your submission in any form of poetry or prose.

Haiku Itchy Ankle

Two thousand BC
And unrecognisable
Is Itchy Ankle

All the leaves are brown
It’s Itchy Ankle Dreaming.
And the sky is grey.

Blabs home is a cave
Peggoty’s all dressed in furs
Captain’s tending plants.

Pirate Mike’s camp fire,
Barkis, Hunter gatherer
Baby Jane’s drinking.

Outdoors Marilyn,
Fighting a tiger
A sabre-toothed one.

Screeching sounds above,
Pterodactyls overhead,
Safer in the swamp.

Bolt hole from DC
Back then still a volcano
And no train service

Blab’s been for a walk
Avoiding alligators
On a winter’s day

About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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One Response to Look to your Laurels: Doris will be hard to beat

  1. Doris says:

    I’m pleased that this effort has found more favour with the judges. I was worried that the reference to alligators might have scuppered my chances. The imagery is strong in my mind and I just can’t seem to move on.

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