poet Dónall Dempsey

Dónall Dempsey

Self Abuse

Abstractedly you chew
your cheese sandwich

& chew your hair
that the wind has blown

into the next bite
pulling you up with an 'Ouch! '

Hoisted by your own petard
as Shakespeare would have put it.

The wind sniggers.

Oh!
The dangers of
...self-mastication!

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Poem Edited: Thursday, March 10, 2011

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