Mandolyn ...


tell the N in your disorder... never mind


nut? noob? nothing...

my smile woke up introverted too, but i promised
to pull back the curtain and describe the day to you.

the sky is buttered toast- it cooked a little too long
there's not a cloud in sight
or breeze- or the smell of coffee.
i think the Lord backhanded the sun-

if i had tourette's i would dedicate a song to you
right now,
but since i only have one ear open today,
i can't pay attention closely.
-there's dried blood around the drum.
a lady said that's a sign of nautical neurosis,
that i need to dunk myself
in a river if there is no ocean nearby...

i told her i would laugh at the madness instead
then shook her hand like it was a done deal.

so how do i whip your butt into shape?
i opened a new tab and read all about your situation-
even double clicked on intelligent sentences,
defined new words, spoke in italian at one point
then wrote it down to prove it-

it's dark where you are- maybe raining
cats and dogs or tigers and frogs
anything that rhymes
because we're supposed to funk around,
jive to poetry- kick style when it's uptight

i'd kick you in your cerebellum
if i was wearing steel toed boots
say something nifty like

'there. now you don't have meningitis anymore'

(write it down- you might need to explain
that one to the doctor)

so there's a red rectangle, so what-
i don't write for praise or popularity
none of those P words... well, one P word

i write for P.s.
pancakes & syrup

now all i need is
a griddle
and the middle of nowhere-

Submitted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Edited: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Topic(s): friendship


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for a friend who isn't feeling well today ~

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