by Joan Serratelli

For Sale:
One middle aged woman
emotionally spent
can't drive
use microwave
talk on cordless phone

once purchased
no return
you'll have to deal
with her
own private hell

She cannot talk
She doesn't eat
she does as she's told
she has no choice
Up early
makes coffee
does laundry
(but little else)

Will someone take her in?
Care for her, be kind to her
she'll be good to you
she rarely complains
(she cannot really speak)

She cries alot
just ignore her
she'll stop

For Sale:
One useless person

None- just take her away


Author's Note: A self portrait in words

Posted on 06/13/2006
Copyright © 2024 Joan Serratelli

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 06/14/06 at 03:44 AM

A unique advertisement, for sure. I like the style of this. My cats and I are coming to get you. :)

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 06/17/06 at 12:57 PM

Powerfully tragic, but very well conveyed for someone who can't really speak.

Posted by Heide McAlister-Bates on 06/17/06 at 04:53 PM

You speak volumes. Useless? I think not.

Posted by Rusty C Arquette on 06/17/06 at 06:56 PM

You have a voice that speaks more through your fingertips than most people can only dream of saying through their lips - Useless? I think not. - RCat

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