Today’s Read Write Poem prompt is:
... writing inside out (or outside in) means setting your physical or metaphorical inner bits out of doors, to be walked around and looked at from odd angles, as if they were monuments or mailboxes (as an example). Or it could be transforming your internal organs into flowers or letting a pack of four-year-old’s (human or otherwise) loose in your attic.
Write a poem today that illustrates your idea of what is inside-out.
On Readying Your Bird for the Oven
Once the incision is made
the guts will come away quite
easily. A little tug is all that’s needed.
But it gets harder: the stomach sticks,
you must use force to pull it out, and the heart,
to get at the heart you must force
your hand in and feel for it, curl
your fingers up and round it, all the while
grasping the neck with a firm hand
and pull, pull, pull. it will, if you set
your mind to it, come out quite whole.
It hardly needs to be mentioned
that for the whole of this action
you should, of course, wear an apron
or, at least, your very oldest clothes.