Sunday, February 7, 2016

POCHEMUCHKA

I have lots of questions
as the nukes come flying in.

Did you borrow my sweater? The neck is fucked up.
How long are you going to hog the computer?
Are you even listening to me?

I wonder if our shadows will be burned into the concrete?
There goes my to-do list.
Whoa! What was
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a flash 55 for Kerry.

21 comments:

hedgewitch said...

Love the title--we need an English word for that concept. Here you reveal the intrinsic triviality of so much of our lives and make it seem, as it always is in the moment, the real content, what matters even when it doesn't seem to, the child's perpetual ' but why?' Or so I read--G-Man would have loved this one.

Sioux said...

Another topic I never would have thought would be written about in a poem in a present way and even with a bit of humor... but you did it.

(I hope you're okay, since you've been gone for almost a week...)

Carol Campbell said...

Very creative use of that word! Filled with worries when we may not be here any more!

whenspaceissilence said...

Yes! That describes a pochemuchka, and it is an enjoyable poem.

Shadow said...

I've often wondered about that.... Scones and champagne I think

Marian said...

Haha! What the

Outlawyer said...

Ha--so very clever. Use the computer all you want! Take care, k.

brudberg said...

The shadows burned.. just listened to an author interview , partly about Nagasaki... apparently you could only see the shadows left on rocks where people had burnt.. I so wonder what we think is most important on the edge of disaster.

TexWisGirl said...

you are so clever.

roadside cinnamon said...

How clever.

This would be me, for sure.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

:)

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

And also :(

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Omg, only you could think up so perfect!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Phew! Imagine if our shadows were burned into the concrete at our worst... This poem reads like a wake-up call.

Mama Zen said...

Made me laugh!

Debi Swim said...

Funny and sad at the same time. Quite brilliant really

Buddah Moskowitz said...

"Shyness is nice, but shyne... shit! what was..." Great! - la la mosk

Lynn said...

I like that ending.

Sara McNulty said...

This is so clever!

grapeling said...

tis only a flesh wound ~

Margaret said...

...we are really quite silly, aren't we - with what we think is important?