Wednesday, May 2, 2007

"Flyboy": A Sestina

Lucy A. Snyder offers us a sestina--you don't get those every day, and I LOVE sestinas, but am too chicken to try writing one yet--called "Flyboy."

It's over at Strange Horizons. Here's the first stanza:

The baseheads call me Daddy Luzz like I'm fly.
I was my momma's first, a cream-faced baby boy.
Pops thought I was ace, raised me like a king,
named me for the light of the Las Vegas sun.
Or maybe pale Lucifer. No one would know
to see me now: sun burnt my skin as dark as Coke.

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