body language

by Maria Francesca

the skateboard on the landing
the strychnine in the stew
the shiny, slipp'ry kitchen floor
the strangely bubbling brew

the loudly ticking Christmas gift
the brake line deeply frayed
the trapdoor in the foyer
the weakened balustrade

I know we've had our problems
expressing how we feel
and of late our soft emotions
have hardened into steel

so before this conversation
has run its brutal course
I think we ought to face the fact -
we need a quick divorce.


Posted on 06/21/2011
Copyright © 2024 Maria Francesca

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 06/21/11 at 12:46 PM

WOW! Well played, quite lyrical actually. I can see this put to music with maybe a chorus added later on.

Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 06/21/11 at 04:34 PM

How lilty for such an aggravating description of reality's current situation... I am giggled senseless as I weep!

Posted by George Hoerner on 06/21/11 at 05:55 PM

A wonderfully written piece lady!!

Posted by Rhiannon Jones on 06/24/11 at 12:24 AM

You....twisted sister.... I like this!

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