Feisty I am then, and proud, but I’ll try to keep farting silently.

caption

She taught me to love the words polyglot and juxtapose

(excerpt)

Feisty

So now I am at the
fizzle stage of my life,
bitch, old bat, incessant
brave yapper,
but silent farter still.

And, you know what?
I’m pleased with what
my boss named me.
I think he likes feisty.
I’ll drag bitch and old bat
along with me for texture.
In time one will bow to the other,
but for now – I’ll keep
them laughing together.

Feisty I am then,
and proud, but
I’ll try to keep
farting silently.

by Wanda McCollar, who owns Feisty, but in a good way
from her poem Buying Words

A Teacher Feature

About 30 years ago Wanda McCollar taught me to love the words polyglot and juxtapose. In the process, she demonstrated to me that being an adult of substance could include embracing a child’s muscular, experiential awe. I knew her for about a year, but I carry those insights with me always – evidence that it was an important year!

More:
Breast Cancer blog
Wanda McCollar’s poems on Perihelion

From Perihelion: Wanda McCollar is an English teacher who directs a worldwide online writing workshop for high school students enrolled in the US Department of Defense school system known as DoDDS. Her poems have been published in Chile Verde, and the collected works of poets, Rites of Spring, and Radio, Radio! She lives in Germany and spends what time she can writing, and exploring Europe with her camera. She is currently working on her second novel.

| More

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.