Monday, November 23, 2015

Revenge at the Hyacinth House

Dear mom,

Just a few seconds ago I received an email telling me one of my poems is going to be published in an Arkansas literary journal.  

I'm also going to see the cat whisperer, Jackson Galaxy, tonight with a bestie.

It's a good day.

Do you remember your post, What are They Doing in the Hyacinth House?

I have followed these rules: put your music on shuffle. List the first line of the first ten songs that play… And you have a poem.  The poem has to be in English.

Here are the songs that came up:

KB - Lights Go Out
“When the lights go out it's gonna be me and you”

Timbaland – Oh, Timbaland

Laura Marling – Rambling Man
“Oh, naïve little me”

The Dirty River Boys – Lookin’ for the Heart
“Well I’m lookin’ for the heart you took from me”

The Marcels – Heartaches
“Watch out!  Here we go again.”

Josh Turner – Your Man
“Baby lock the door and turn the lights down low”

Jeremih – All About You

Discovery – so insane
“When I saw you at the discotech”

Alanis Morrissette – Excuses
“Why no one will help me?”

Tech N9ne – The Boogieman
“And just when they thought that everything was peachy keen”

And the resulting poem with the lyrics mixed up to make some sense:

Revenge at the Hyacinth House 

Well I’m lookin’ for the heart you took from me
when I saw you at the chocolate discotech.
When the lights go out it’s gonna be me and you;
Baby lock the door and turn the lights down low.
Watch out! Here we go again.
Why no one will help me?
Oh, naïve little me,
And just when they thought 
that everything was peachy keen.


  1. Wow! I love your poem. Congrats on your poem being published!!!!!

    I was in lust with Jackson but then he got skinny. Some men are just sexier before the diet.

    I am goosing it tomorrow then Thanksgiving with the family. Take time for yourself this holiday.