Anti-Doodles: a Dada-ist Game for Long Pandemic Afternoons

By and | 1 October 2020


Words:

  1. Bookish
  2. Escapist
  3. Flamingo
  4. Tiddlywinks
  5. Glisten
  6. Cat
Phantasms

I’m a mousy mister, a bookish bloke.
My apple is crab; my cherry is choke.
My income is fixed; my budget is broke.
My dreams are fantastic, escapist, baroque:

tiddlywink towers that squop to the sky,
jacks in tall stacks, twenty knucklebones high,
checkers that leap, model airplanes that fly,
chess pieces polished with midnight-blue dye – 

a game-player’s paradise! Pinball! Pachinko!
Graphics that glisten and pop! Lights a-blink-o
as bright as the feathers of fifty flamingos!
Sounds that go BLAST-O and BLAM-O and BINGO!

… I beg your pardon. I long for that.
I cook my supper. I pet my cat.

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