Body Doubles 3a
by Wm. Todd King

The lively ones
made age-old stories come to adolescence
as they took their licks with an iron hot hand,
each mistake and threat
a screwed up handful
of wrinkled ills tucked in with tape,
a throwing of wonder
in a land full of strange creatures
that picked up the annoying habit
of rolling over in half-naked thought.

SOURCE: “Body Doubles” by Wm. Todd King is based on page 63 of  I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action (Ballantine, 1998).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Wm. Todd King is a Poet and Regulatory Compliance Supervisor living in Kentucky. He is the recent finalist in the Found Poetry Review’s Dog Ear Poetry Contest, and a participant in 2013’s Pulitzer Remix project. His works have appeared in STILL, the Silver Birch Press NOIR Erasure Poetry Anthology, Life’s Vivid Creations, and Found Poetry Review.