1406: U-bend

My souring undersongs
seem to scald me
by bloody detestation
at more coughed-up ugly gobs

Swallowed pride rides low
on my short gnawed-at list
of to-dos and do-nots
as advised by my reviewers

Another plug was pulled –
it was tugged far too hard
Do not mix running water
and rewired metaphors

Is it still right to imagine
one’s other-half sucked
from this too-loud life –
stuck in a pipe to drown?

Then a body would slop
into the plumber’s pail
And he would turn to say –
There’s yer problem, mate

I would then tip it out
among such beloved flowers
and let our neighbour’s cat
choose whether to devour –

or play – with that wet corpse
But such afternoon fancies
are too sweet for my teeth –
my only solution is self-denial

4 thoughts on “1406: U-bend”

  1. Life is full of pain and hardship, good way to look at it is without the bad we wouldn’t appreciate the good things. Have a wonderful day man, take care

  2. Pain is inevitable in life, the important thing is to learn from it, grow stronger from it and appreciate the good times all the better for the bad. All the best man:)

  3. Thanks Christo, back-end of an ugly divorce & pain induced. I can return to each poem & the day it occurred – not sure if that’s a good thing ;)

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