Heart

This muscle

pumps

babump babump

I can feel it

in my fingertips

babump babump

if it stops

flow of blood

no babump babump

other organs

cannot survive

without babump babump

will make me cold

and rigid

come back babump babump

fill my heart again

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dVerse prompt is a quadrille using the word heart.

Heart

Past Present and Future

I stand

I stood

I am standing

I have stood

I will stand

I will have stood

I was standing

I had stood

I will be standing

I have been standing

I had been standing

I will have been standing

Stand

Let’s stand

Stood

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dVerse prompt to write a quadrille with the word stand. Thus, here is a found poem from research on trying to understand the word stand and not to be misunderstood.

Past Present and Future

Clementine Hunter’s Juke Joint

At Melrose Plantation

African House still stands

(restoration completed)

& murals by Clementine Hunter

(also restored)

show the juke joint

down the road

on Saturday night

maybe a knife fight

dance and swing

til shots ring

will silence the song

all the people gone

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dVerse prompt to write a quadrille using the word juke. Louisiana artist Clementine Hunter painted a juke joint as part of her murals on the walls of African House.

https://www.loc.gov/resource/hhh.la0212.photos/?sp=8

Clementine Hunter’s Juke Joint

Facebook Love

Facebook knows more about me

than I know about myself

it wants to embrace me

within its algorithms

show me my next vacation

what I should buy

based on my last search

who my friends really are

in a bombardment

of information and disinformation

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dVerse quadrille prompt using the word embrace

honing down on my love/hate relationship with Facebook

Facebook Love