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by Chris Sorrenti

flow and flush
the beauty of a conversation

“what a laugh to see him slip on his pass”

and another monkey howls in the trees

bull but rush
don’t let them catch your sulfuric tongue
moving faster than the naked ear

“yes, she could be the one who’s lying
but did you stop to hear her side of the story
before entering your final plea?”

expose and crush
see a pageant of noisy bullfrogs
forced out onto the green
the bigger the better for the frying pan

“now there’s an easy meal!”

© 1985

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Posted on 06/02/2005
Copyright © 2020 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 06/05/05 at 01:02 AM

A most colorful view of some kinds of conversation! Witty, probably in this setting, somewhat sardonic.

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 06/05/05 at 08:29 PM

Fun reading Chris....Charlie...

Posted by Maureen Glaude on 06/05/05 at 11:59 PM

reminds me of when my sister, brother and myself used to take the boat out bullfrog-hunting. *(we'd bring a few back to the cottage, keep them in a pail of water, then let them go again in the marsh) - my job was to spot the bulging eyes in the water, so this is very reminiscent! From a different perspective. Fun, I agree.

Posted by Rusty C Arquette on 06/06/05 at 02:32 PM

Poetically profound... a most enjoyable bit of mind candy! - RCat

Posted by Ashok Sharda on 06/06/05 at 02:47 PM

'flow and flush','bull but rush''expose and crush'....yes, they will keep on talking what they had been talking. But who is the silent listener? And whats his observation? Well, this is what this poem presents.

Posted by Glenn Currier on 06/19/05 at 11:37 PM

Your poem speaks to me of the slippery nature of conversation and relationship, especially when we wish to impress. Fun read. Clever.

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