pink plastic house a tiny journal

Read the featured writer of the week, Lucy Whitehead, in the featured room, DOLLHOUSE, below and then visit the ARCHIVE for more Pink Plastic Poets and their words.

 

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The Antique Dollhouse / Lucy Whitehead

 

How many small hands

have opened up

the front of this house,

with its latticed tin shutters,

its smudged glass,

breaking apart its neat

Tudor stripes

with a creak, peering

into rooms, rearranging

the lives within?

 

Today we’ve made

a feast of Fimo

for the people who

have no doors.

With hardboard walls

between them, how

can they escape

their tiny housebound

lives? To reach each other,

do they have to shout?

 

Or have they stopped

speaking

after all this time?

When no one is looking,

do they bang their heads

against

the wallpapered

night?

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Lucy Whitehead writes haiku and poetry. Her haiku have appeared in various international journals and anthologies and her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Amethyst Review, Anti-Heroin Chic, Barren Magazine, Black Bough Poetry, Burning House Press, Collective Unrest, Electric Moon Magazine, Ghost City Review, Mookychick Magazine, Neon Mariposa Magazine, Pussy Magic, Re-side, and Twist in Time Magazine. You can find her on Twitter @blueirispoetry.