King Louis’ Decapitated Head Jumping Out of a Vowel

King Louis’ Decapitated Head Jumping Out of a Vowel
By Wolf Larsen
I chop off your head and give it to an abstraction, the color yellow jumps up and dashes your head in a million fast directions, you all chop off your heads – fry them – and present them to Caligula, then a wild hair grows from Pluto to the planet Earth and a thousand seas of bubonic plague kidnap your brain, that’s when the moon swallows your car and everyone’s falling up the sun, everyone becomes a hurricane swarming around and around the planet.

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  1. I always appreciate a vivacious title. The imagery is violently picturesque–like a Dali painting. …”the color yellow jumps up and dashes your head in a million directions..”–this line punched me–you’d expect a color red, from blood, but the author sidesteps cliche (and the literal) adding a dash of ‘riddle’ instead. Nicely done Wolf!
    Here’s how I might space/line the poem if I had been gifted enough to write it… (we’ll see if it stays where I put it after the ‘submit)…
    King Louis’ Decapitated Head Jumping Out of a Vowel
    By Wolf Larsen
    I chop off your head
    and give it to an abstraction,
    the color yellow jumps up
    and D A S H E S your Head
    in a
    m i l l i o n
    fast directions,
    youallchopoffyourheads
    – fry them –
    and present them to
    Caligula,
    then a wild hair grows
    from Pluto to the planet Earth
    and a thousand seas of bubonic plague
    kidnap your brain,
    that’s when the moon
    sw(allows ) your {car }
    and everyone’s falling ^^^ up the sun,
    everyone becomes a h u r r i c a n e
    swarming around
    and around
    the planet…

  2. Quasimofo does a mean revision. I like it better than the original because I think this piece is just screaming for a more playful sense of direction – the line breaks and other oddities liven it up perfectly. On the other hand, some folks get touchy about others touching up their stuff. Still, the revision is an improvement.

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