Friday, December 23, 2011

The Insatiable Sin Eater

There is not enough Ecstasy,
crack,
crank,
horse,
smack,
booze,

Not enough cutting,
starving,
bingeing,
purging,
burning,

Not enough cleaning,
cooking,
dusting,
decorating,
hostessing,

Not enough sleeping,
avoiding,
forgetting,
denying,

Not enough cars,
houses,
jobs,
promotions,

Not enough failure
not enough
failure
not
enough
failure,

Not enough men,
women,
fetishes,
perversions,
degradrations,
ten year old whores in Bangkok brothels,

Not enough fake smiles,
not enough
bullshit 
bullshit 
bullshit,

Not enough self-hatred,
self-loathing,
self-abnegation,
self-obliteration,

Not enough honors,
kudos,
compliments,
conquests,

Not enough shame
not enough
shame
not
enough
shame,

Not enough killing,
soul-twisting,
mindfucking
unholiness

to do what a little human warmth could have done
when we were wide-eyed and open
and asking for it.
_____


for A Word With Laurie at Real Toads

19 comments:

hedgewitch said...

This needs to be tucked into that little bag they give new mothers in the maternity ward with all the baby advice and goodies. Stark staring brilliant.

Laurie Kolp said...

Amazing... and there aren't enough words to describe this.

Thanks for participating and hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Brian Miller said...

clap clap clap

i hope your stockings get filled this year shay!

Lynn said...

Oh my!

Ella said...

I'm wide awake now! Not enough love, or this poem would not have happened! Cheers!

Happy Holiday to you n' yours~

Kerry O'Connor said...

Of one thing I am certain - there are not enough like you in the world,
one who sees
and speaks
and shows the way

Sioux said...

Okay, I jumped over to see what the prompt was. You had only one word, and THIS is what you came up with?

Another writing friend came up with, "Holy fuckfish" and that is the only response that seems appropriate right now.

Did you write it in 5 minutes or less, too? (Don't tell me if you did. I'd be doubly pissed ;)

Doctor FTSE said...

This is a great 5-minutes worth. Very best wishes for Christmas and 2012.

Susannah said...

Shay this is brilliant! x

Mary said...

Wow, this write has maximum impact! Packs a real punch.

TALON said...

Not enough love...yes...

I hope you have a beautiful Christmas, Shay.

ellen abbott said...

why is it always easier to be mean and hurtful when a smile and a soft word is all that was needed.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

WOW!!!!!!! BRAVO!!!!! Utterly brilliant. I'm with Kwerry - not enough like you in the world. But thank God there is one!!!!!

LL Cool Joe said...

Just popped over to wish you a wonderful Christmas Shay.

Jannie Funster said...

Amen.

And bless you, now and always.

xoxo

Mama Zen said...

This punches you right in the face and keeps punching. Brilliant, Shay.

Lolamouse said...

Yes!!! I agree that every new mother (and father) should be required to read this before being allowed to take home their baby.

myheartslovesongs said...

whoa, baby! stunning, brilliant, powerful, {LOVE your use of repetition} uniquely Shay! ♥

my heart's love songs said...

ain't that the truth!

of course, you said it as no one else could, SP!