Treasure Island

Sherrie KolbCassel

You suck

As you twiddle your thumbs, in your elbow padded
sweater, with your nauseating aftershave,
your Punch wafts in the stale air
of your crumbling creativity.

Skilled nursing facilities, enemas,
and pureed peas drip like
morphine into your painful

The power of your causticity now lies
as dormant as the effect of knowledge
on an Alzheimer’s patient.

Submitted: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Edited: Thursday, March 27, 2014

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  • Thomas Vaughan Jones (4/6/2014 1:22:00 AM)

    Cruelly funny but deadly accurate. Once women decide they don't like a man, he might as well stay at home. Add a finely tuned vocabulary to provide that final spiritual castration and he might as well stay in bed. :) Remind me not to fall out with you. Hugznstuff. (Report) Reply

  • Paul Brookes (4/2/2014 2:14:00 PM)

    From Babbling Brookes I agree with some of your comments on my poems yes trite yes poor grammar sadly I am dyslexic which makes my grammar erratic in fact sometimes non existent However you do not have the courage to allow me a reply you keep yourself in your ivory tower You have helped me understand some things and I thank you but just to rip a poem apart without giving constructive critique is just cruel. I thank you again for showing me my errors and that you have mad me even more determined to write practice make perfect so they say (Report) Reply

  • Elias Uddin (3/27/2014 10:27:00 PM)

    The power of your causticity now lies
    as dormant as the effect of knowledge
    on an Alzheimer’s patient.

    liked! (Report) Reply

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