Maybe it’s because I used to struggle with jealousy and an overactive imagination. Maybe it’s because I love marionettes. Maybe it’s just because the imagery in this poem is so damn good. Whatever the reason, The Marionette by Jason L. Huskey stands out in my mind as favourite poem. Not just a favourite from Niteblade, but a favourite just straight-up. There is one stanza I love in particular:
Put your hand
on the phone, now up,
now share it into pieces
with the wall.
The emphasis there is mine. Now share it into pieces / with the wall. I freaking love that line. Share it into pieces. It gave me shivers the first time I read it, and I love it still.
This post has been written as a part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. My theme this year is ‘Niteblade‘, which is the magazine I publish. I chose this theme to help draw attention to the magazine during this, it’s 2nd annual fundraiser.
My first post in this series was about choosing stories and poems to nominate for awards and I’ve gone through a similar process in deciding what to write about for these posts. Not only did I have to choose stories and poems I loved, but they also had to fit with the A-Z theme. Tricky!
Blogging from A to Z 2013:
A: Award Nominations
B: Brenda Stokes Barron
C: Cato, Beth – The Pacifier
D: December 2011 (Giveaway open until April 30th)
E: Evil Bird
F: First Loves for the First Time
G: The Gnome’s Spectacles
H: Happy Halloween, It’s a Bloody Puppet Show
I: Incense Sticks
J: Jason L. Huskey, The Marionette