Yes Mommy Dearest

One of my pet-peeves is seeing people standing around doing nothing.

Then spin

a wheel of string
rope to play hangman with
buy time making
cardboard sleeves

just in case

drench a spineless shirt wet
without purpose
groove a grave in.

Hot coffee burns
lukewarm finger tips
nervously preparing
another lie–

There’s always something to be

Re
Dun
Dun
Dun
Dant:

paper
napkins
styrofoam
cups
plastic
spoons
sporks
forks
knives
Go Here!!

Swab slabs for red tape feelers
appearing in the dark
early morning’s stock rooms

after-hour cheap cockroaches
re-stock stocked shelves
a different kind of vermin
catches clockwise
the wheel churning
dynamic stale Splenda

an apron in slow motion
a smorgasbord of the top ten
most talented
next showcase:

Insecure Specials
End
less
List
less
events in Crayola:

Italian Panini
amused eyeballs
Cuban Sub
electricity
Cajun Chicken
clapping to attention
Tuna

Big smiles at the door
clean floor needing a good scrub.

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4 thoughts on “Yes Mommy Dearest

  1. Cool, that one tumbles along with real momentum and all the internal rhymes and word play make it real entertainment. It would be an excellent one for readings and podcasting.

    Thanks Paul.

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  2. “Then spin / a wheel of string / rope to play hangman with”

    “drench a spineless shirt wet / without purpose / groove a grave in.”

    For me, those lines stand out, and for two reasons: the way the lines are cut, and the sarcasm (gotta love the layers of meaning there, especially when imagining the tone of voice used or the accompanying facial expression). πŸ˜‰ Cheers.

    Thanks for the thoughtful comment S.L.

    Like

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