The poem is read from top to bottom;
the numbers are the order in which lines were contributed.
All are welcome to add any number of lines, anywhere in the poem.
/msg me your line(s) and location: beginning, end, or between two adjacent lines.
Punctuation and capitalization will be adjusted to accommodate new lines.
To read the poem as it was after only N lines were added,
skip over any line with a number greater than N.
Drive a wedge in.
|12||It was late summer,||etouffee|
|11||only five weeks left---||Rapscallion|
|24||lucky number; five points of a star; and yet||Pandeism Fish|
|13||a typical sidewalkless suburb||etouffee|
|1||in a most unusual location.||raincomplex|
|6||She kept the most usual routine.||OldMiner|
|10||Walking along the railroad tracks||Estelore|
|3||and before dawn burned away the night's dew,||raincomplex|
|2||she met an unusual man||NanceMuse|
|4||who was drifting among the flowers,||GhettoAardvark|
|9||sitting by an old fence, and his mind was||raincomplex|
|16||carefully sublimating bad intentions, lest one escape||colonelmustard|
|5||like a wayward milkseed tossed on the wind.||GhettoAardvark|
|7||With a dose of sweet-laced courage,||cassparadox|
|15||she strolled up, and leaned forward to||grundoon|
|17||speak; but his roughshod pre-emption||DTal|
|14||saccharine, burning his throat,||DimView|
|18||caught his voice. And she leaned over him still||raincomplex|
|19||inquisitive, wondering how he could be parched||etouffee|
|8||with a bottle in his hand,||The Custodian|
|21||wrapped her fingers round his, a question rising,||tentative|
|25||voice like thunder, shudder and plunder||IWhoSawTheFace|
|20||and then I woke up.||Wasps|
|22||Unhurried, alone, slowly rising from the sheets,||tentative|
|26||a tangle of legs, hair & candy crumbs warm from late||synechdouche|
|23||morning body heat, not quite a sweat||lizardinlaw|
26 lines by 19 noders