Steel Squeeze Wringer – Millree Hughes, Paul Conneally, Gavin Wade

Exploring how link and shift works in the shortest types of collaborative linked verse with Gavin Wade in our ongoing tantwenga series of poems – we start with a photograph of an involuntary sculpture from Millree Hughes .. then my haiku like response .. then Gavin responds.. this kigo ‘sleet in the wind’ now takes on sexual overtones..

‘sleet in the wind’ has become a pivot.. the last line of one haiku the first of another… the middle of a tanka / tantwenga…

pushing his dreams
through a steel squeeze wringer
sleet in the wind

sleet in the wind
testing out a condom
for the very first time

and as one linked piece:

pushing his dreams
through a steel squeeze wringer
sleet in the wind
testing out a condom
for the very first time

Paul Conneally
December 14 2018

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s