Inspired by Kenneth Patchen
by Johanna May
BECAUSE YOU TRIED MAKE UP
AND YOU LOOKED LIKE A BLOB FISH
BUT NOT IN A CUTE WAY
They were all lining up at the square,
while you were still counting your whiskers.
“You are a pretty catfish,” said the flamingo.
Your whiskers stood on ends,
and you came back home
to the safe comfy gumbo you live in.
Posted on 01/28/2022
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