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Unsold Poems from the June 4, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl
The fishbowl has SOLD OUT!  Thank you for your support and enthusiasm.

The following poems from the June 4, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available. Poems may be sponsored via PayPal -- there's a permanent donation button on my LiveJournal profile page -- or you can write to me and discuss other methods.

The linkback perk poem, "The Sum of Its Parts," still has several verses left.  You can reveal a new one by linking to this post or to a favorite poem from this month's fishbowl.


"Barbara's Technicolor Dreamhouse" -- 122 lines, $61 SOLD
Sometimes a house is more than a home. Sometimes it remains itself even when it changes. And sometimes, when you find it, everything changes. "Barbara's Technicolor Dreamhouse" is written in free verse.

"Defragging the Wetdrive" -- 76 lines, $38 (Schrodinger's HeroesSOLD
Tim the Tentacle Monster appears in "Defragging the Wetdrive." He doesn't sleep or dream the same way as humans; it's more like an intermittently running autosave/defrag routine that can kick in anytime. This is disconcerting to everyone but Ash, who is more fluent with the dimension of dreams.

"Dreams of War and Peace" -- 21 lines, $10 (Torn WorldSOLD
A hammock prompt on Dreamwidth turned into a Torn World poem about warsailors sleeping on a ship. "Dreams of War and Peace" is written in unrhymed tercets.

"Itching and Scratching" -- 108 lines, $54 (Fledgling Grace) SOLD
Based on a Dreamwidth prompt, the bat-winged gangsta girl returns in the free-verse poem "Itching and Scratching," as her feathers come in and make her life even more complicated than it was before. Sometimes friends and defenders are found in the least likely places.

"Once You Have Touched Her" -- 51 lines, $20 SOLD
A Dreamwidth prompt about sleep deprivation turned into an outright horror poem about torture and how, if you dig into someone's mind, you might find things you really wish you'd hadn't. "Once You Have Touched Her" is written in free verse.

"The Red King Wakes" -- 64 lines, $32 SOLD
A Dreamwidth prompt turned into the title of the poem, "The Red King Wakes," written in free verse. With a little help, the drowsy monarch escapes from his unwanted wife.

"Sleepers in the City" -- 37 lines, $15 SOLD
I combined several prompts to get "Sleepers in the City," a free-verse poem about allowing the minds of coma patients to commune with each other.

"Sleepfaring" -- 27 lines, $15 (Torn World) SOLD
Your references to trail and saddle inspired the poem "Sleepfaring," written in free verse. Fala keeps watch at night and sleeps during the day while traveling to the summer gather.

"Sometimes a Cigar" -- 35 lines, $15 SOLD
A backchannel prompt from Anthony Barrette led to the free-verse poem "Sometimes a Cigar." He wanted to read about Sigmund Freud and dream interpretation; I felt like writing about cultural differences. Hee!

"Truths of the Day and the Night" -- 18 lines, $10 SOLD
Your prompt about dreams and truth led to "Truths of the Day and the Night," which is written in unrhymed couplets. It explores how people perceive things differently by day and night, how they turn away or embrace different truths.

"Walking Through Sleep and Dreams" -- 8 lines, Buy It Now = $5 SOLD
Sleepwalking and dreamwalking are contrasted in the indriso "Walking Through Sleep and Dreams."

"Worse Than Nightmares" -- 70 lines, $35 SOLD
From your prompt I got the free-verse poem "Worse Than Nightmares." When everything you love is gone, nightmares are far from the greatest of possible sleep disturbances. This poem belongs to the series Tripping into the Future.

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