Kelly DeMaegd, Assonance

Kelly DeMaegd
ASSONANCE

You can wish in one hand, spit
in the other, see which one fills
up first. This was her stock reply,

usually in response to my brother’s
request for a tree house, speed boat,
snowmobile. Her eyes focused

on the page of a Perry Mason
mystery, cup of coffee in hand;
wisdom buried in cliché.

I listened closely to her voice;
loved the repetition of sound
in the words wish, spit, fills.

Author’s Comment: When I was a kid, I loved to hear people talk. I counted syllables, listened to the timing and rhythm of speech and admired words that rhymed. All this before I discovered my love of poetry!

Bio: Kelly DeMaegd is a Pushcart-nominated poet living in Sherrills Ford, NC. She has been published in Wild Goose Poetry Review, Vox Poetica and Your Daily Poem. She is also a regular contributor to Art of Poetry at the Hickory Museum of Art.

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