my bed (was never California never was) my bed

I am happy to have Helena Hann-Basquiat, my favorite story weaver, guest blog here today.

Using 14 words Helena has created14 different variations of this love poem.  Please be sure to visit her blog here and show her some fan love.

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WRITTEN BY HELENA HANN-BASQUIAT

 

 

my bed (was never California never was) my bed  

 

i

 

California

was

never

quite

this

cold

 

yet

 

my

bed

has

never

been

this

warm.

 

ii

 

this warm California

was never quite

my bed

yet –

this cold

has never been

 

iii

 

this cold

was never quite

California

yet

my warm bed

has never been this

 

iv

 

California has

never been my bed

this cold, yet warm

never quite

was this

 

v

 

has my California

never been this cold?

never quite.

yet this

warm bed was.

 

vi

 

my bed was yet

quite warm

this never cold

California

has never been this

 

vii

 

this bed was never cold

never has my

warm California

quite been this yet

 

viii

 

cold bed; California.

this warm

has never been –

was never quite –

my this yet.

 

ix

 

has this been my bed?

this never cold, yet

never was quite warm

California?

 

x

 

was my bed this cold?

never quite, yet this

has never been

California warm.

 

xi

 

yet —

this cold

never has been

California.

this never-quite-warm

was my bed.

 

xii

 

cold? this, my bed?

never has been yet —

California

was never quite this warm.

 

xiii

 

California, my bed

was,

has never.

yet never

quite been

this cold;

this warm.

 

xiv

 

this warm; this cold

never has quite been

yet –

my bed was

never California.

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