August 5, 2010

snakes and ladders







hierarchy

prevalence

ambition

escalade

intercourse

solitude

vacuum

descent

hunger

anger

fear

aggression

bad credit loans

submission

hell breaks loose


game instructions:
snake bites pull you down
and you tremble in cold sweat
ladder accidents pull you down
breaking your legs and your morale

go up and down at will
if you can


talbot dillinger (Rome, GA, 1973)

2 comments:

thyartlife said...

that is totally WOW! awesome. thank you

Jessie Carty said...

i somehow missed out on playing snakes and ladders as a kid. just wasn't a game we had but now i want to go play it as an adult and read this poem at the same time :)