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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Are You Listening To Me?

Old Couple, Togan Gokbakar


You said we wouldn’t have to wait long
for the train
I’ve been standing here so long,
a pigeon started building a nest in my hat!
The sign says not to smoke, you know,
but if you’re going to ignore it, I may as well too
Train travel is so romantic, you said
We’ll see the country, you said
All I see is pigeon dreck and dirt
I have to pee,
but if you think I’m going in that lady’s room, you’re crazy
It’s filthy and filled with drug addicts
I’ll probably catch a disease and die!
Oh, this was another of your great ideas
I wanted to take a lovely cruise, but
you always think you know everything
You’re more full of yourself than a Matryoshka doll!
Your ego is more swollen than our kitchen door when it rains!
Next time, remind me not to listen to you
Hey, you got a mint?

submitted for The Mag, Mag 168

2 comments:

mindlovemisery said...

"Your more full of yourself than a Matryoshka doll!" that is fabulously hilarious! What a charming piece I could totally visualize it. The new prompt is up if you are interested =)

Mama Zen said...

This is hilarious!