american sentences


Strings of red hot chili peppers hang to dry in her kitchen window.

She pats stack of corn tortillas on counter as the yellow bus stops.

Chattering brown-eyed children spill out and scatter thru trailer park streets.

Bilingual laughter makes mama’s eyes smile as she greets them in spanish.

Next generation will be educated american dreamers.



(American sentence poetry is like strung-out haiku…just 17 syllables, a paint-by-number picture.)

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Nov 16, 2013 @ 14:45:58

    How nice.. especially the bilangual laughter… really a nice progression…


  2. Sherry Blue Sky
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 21:45:58

    These are fabulous – full of life and color and laughter……..


  3. shanyns
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 21:32:59

    Very nicely done – as a set and when read as a single piece.


  4. hypercryptical
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 20:23:00

    Love the idea of bilingual laughter. Lovely colourful write.
    Anna :o]


  5. Gay Reiser Cannon
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 13:39:18

    I liked all of these – each works alone – and together there’s more than numbers, there’s a home of love painted there and a generosity that extends outward. There is much more here than the sum of the parts. Well done.


  6. Loredana Donovan
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 13:06:03

    Lovely! You painted some vivid scenes 🙂


  7. kkkkaty1
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 09:53:42

    Love the words and the dream….”.to be educated dreamers” !


  8. grapeling
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 06:27:19

    nuevo americano…


  9. Katie (@PunkRockPoet84)
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 04:37:37

    This is great! I love the little scene that plays out and all the colors. The last line is absolutely perfect! 🙂


  10. brian miller
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 03:34:00

    billingual laughter…ha. i like that much…love the use of color in this as well…one of the boys i work with at school will be the first generation english speaker…they speak spanish in the home still all the time…i def like me some chili peppers as well…cool how each stands alone and also weaves a story.


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