the embarrassing job of writing poetry

without thinking (too much), i do it again
bring too many chocolates to the party

i don’t hold back for national diabetes
i can’t be responsible for what’s been done

i offer fruit punch (another sugar)
and immediately hate myself,

vow to unwrap one (or ten) evils intermittently
forever, or however long it takes to cure my disease

23: Real Toads inspiration from A Poet’s Poem


12 thoughts on “the embarrassing job of writing poetry

  1. You have created a fine balance between the title and the content of the poem – a wonderfully self-satirical piece. And thank you for the Shaughnessy poem – it is a new one for me and I love her style.

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