On the Good Ship Lollipop
Journey to cotton-candy lands and slide down
striped canes and drink sugared water:
on the Good ship, Lollipop, we have a one-
way ticket, valid once, redeemable, non-
transferrable, non-refundable, one ticket
per customer: we will reprogram you with
a squeaky voice telling you what to or not
eat, what is or is not sweet, and dazzle
your eyes, confounding it with spinning
wheels until you obey, and slave day-
in and work-out for that once-in-a-life-
time chance of being in the good Ship
This is the 100 Songs Project, a 100-day writing challenge based on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs. Every day, I write a short poem, prose piece, or play based on, reacting to, rejecting, accepting, or doing something related to one of the songs in the top 100 list.
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