If I Only

Shucked husks stuff

burlap bags;

girl in red


naked save

for her red


voicing strong



says we can't

trust the man

behind the

red curtain,

the man in

the mirror,

her dog hides

in cupboard,

poppy fields

slant toward

Oz, and she

can't make up

her mind, and

me, I have

not any.



Day 3 Prompt from Not Without Poetry: Inspired by the photo above, write a poem that includes the words ‘voicing’, ‘shucked’, and ‘slant’.”

I didn't think I could do this one, but after sitting with the words all day, this is what came out. All lines are three syllables in length.