April 19, 2011

Despicable You

PAD Challenge, Prompt #19: write a love or anti-love poem

Despicable, you
queen of hornets
invading my home
as an armed assassin.

Detestable, you
agencies of collection
who blot reputations
as if to censor them.

Disgraceful, you
store shelf unstocked
where labels still stick
as an empty boast.

Despicable, you
things that go wrong
with computers-cars-gasprices-pets-children-washingmachines-plumbing-finances-
       phones-lightswitches-coffeemakers-ovens-houseplants-vacuumcleaners-
       schedules-alarmclocks-electricity-weather-temperatures-muscles-hipsandknees-
       sinuses-sleep-anythingelseyoucanthinkof-
as though it were right.

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