Monday, September 29, 2008

Oldie but Goodie, Vol. 5

Note: I cannot, for the life of me, remember who this poem is about.  


On A Pretty Little Thing,

        or An Affirmation

 

You know the one-

She's what you keep your eye on

During the boring lecture.

There's no reason for you to speak

Nor is there a reason for

A poem that is vaguely about her.

But Mr. Bloom says, "Hurry with the kidney,

Butcher!  I need to watch her walk."

 

She puts on her coat, sticking her

Petite breasts into the air,

Adulating form while decrying reason

Only to make you look down,

Stuck under your Puritan Shame

And the well-worn yoke of duty.

 

It is innocent and would never happen

And the attraction is only fleeting

But she is so damn cute and

You are so damn in love with your own

Pretty little thing.

 

                                                          2006

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