Keith Langdon

Bad Rem - Poem by Keith Langdon

I gripped the frame of the bathroom door,
looked back at my wife as she sat in bed,
and with fear and confusion loudly whispered
that not only was our toilet missing,
but there was no opening in the floor where it sat.
She shook her head and smiled in amusement,
in anticipation of the punch line to come,
then paused and listened and turned her head,
as her attention was drawn to the neighboring room,
where hordes of beetles glistening black
covered the walls and pulsed on the floor,
and faced our direction with a clicking roar –
and her expression changed.

Comments about Bad Rem by Keith Langdon

  • (3/28/2007 10:22:00 AM)

    *shudder* Hot milk and an early night for you tonight! I enjoyed this.
    Anna xxx
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  • Brian Dorn (3/28/2007 9:23:00 AM)

    You've certainly brought this dream to life... good stuff, Keith! Different and well done! !
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  • (3/28/2007 9:22:00 AM)

    That sounds like some bad REM, alright! But it still beats tossing and turning all night.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 1, 2011

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