27 May 2010

Gifts for the Magpie


Never one for heels,
Pauline used them for target practice.
Traveling fast down Montana back roads
sling back shoes shot from a catapult
anchored to the bed of her green Ford truck.
With a “PULL!” Pauline pulverized
8 out of every 10 shoes flung.

Locals say magpies still line their nests with pieces of Pauline’s pumps.

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Shout out to Magpie Tales for the weekly prompt.

15 comments:

Tumblewords: said...

It had to be Montana! A terrific visual!

Helen said...

Oh, I can see it now! An Annie Oakley or a Thelma or Louise! Or maybe a Bonnie? Great take on the photo!

Pauline said...

I feel the same way about heels - must be something in the name! Your words make pictures!

kathew said...

Oh so funny-made me laugh even before my coffee! Such a twist on the photograph! Love it!

Everyday Goddess said...

that's great! what fun!

She Writes said...

Free at last! comes to mind :)

Kimmie said...

Annie Oakley :)

Jennifer said...

Now that's an image me and my feet can relate to. :-)

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a fun post.

Sue J said...

Great piece. I could see the heels hurtling into the scrub :)

Short Poems said...

Lovely piece, nice thoughts!

Brian Miller said...

ha. a great way to celebrate her freedom from their constraints...PULL!

nice magpie!

willow said...

I love shooting clay pigeons. This is great. Next time I'll try using all my old heels!

Lyn said...

Very funny and totally original!

Jingle said...

sharp and fun tale.