Popcorn Time

I'll throw some words on a stove—
they'll expand and burst from their kernels,
puffing up all over the pan.
I'll force you chew the crunchy frivolity
and gnaw at the asinine cob.
There's a voice in my head—brittle
like unpopped kernels, waiting to explode
into butterfly/mushroom flakes.
Soft, tender, mushy words—you can munch on
and forget what you are eating.
Towards the end you'll stare at the popcorn bag,
wondering what was really inside.
You'll tear it in a frenzy of rage—
the confetti will slowly fall on my face.


Poetry by Yayāti
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Written on 2019-06-13 at 13:02

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Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
Your metaphorical use and execution of "words" for popcorn are both novel and unexpected, but well-received and (thoroughly) enjoyed (by me). And, by the way, welcome to PoetBay, THB! (We're delighted to have you.).


Coo & Co The PoetBay support member heart!
Ooh yes, welcome to PoetBay :>)

Members of Coo & Co also enjoyed reading this poem. finding it very accomplished in terms of overall presentation, mood, and imagery. There are many compelling moments, and among our favourites is the brittle voice 'like unpopped kernels'. Our congrats on a tasty debut :>)

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
I enjoyed this work very much. Welcome to poetbay - The Himalayan Bard
Ken (D Williams)