kaleidoscopic pearls
transparent ball-bearings
freewheeling marbles


splash of blubber
rainbow tears
squeaky clean rain


carried on a whisper
scaling the breeze
purging the atmosphere


joyfully overflowing
hissy, fizzy drinks
calming soothing sounds


This was written for Blue Bell Books Short Story Slam Week 11:

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About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on September 28, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. love it, you make it fun.


  2. “carried on a whisper
    scaling the breeze
    purging the atmosphere” This is so lovely!

  3. I love the progression here. The deflated, erased. Carries it into a different realm.

  4. I love your choice of words … especially “kaleidoscopic pearls” which captures the imagination from the get-go …

  5. beautiful wording, wow.

  6. joyful over flowing hissy fizzy drinks yes this is so much fun and at times leaves bubbles trying to get into your nose

  7. “Transparent ball-bearings” This is so visual.

  8. I think you covered bubbles very well. Nicely written with meaning in each stanza to encourage us and remind us how little time we have to make an impression that will last like the sight of bubbles.


  9. Excellent. I enjoyed this very much.

  10. Very cool imagery… I like this one 🙂

  11. Bubbles,bubbles and more bubbles what a great poem makes me want to go blow some on

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