Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Vaticide / Murder Of A Poet

I hate you less today
than I did yesterday
when I first read your poem -

the one that rained perfect words
like shards of glass across my thin skin
leaving a thousand cuts of covet

and me
rocking disconsolate in my chair,
my mouth filled with the taste of fungus and failure,
and my hands itching for vaticide.

I hate you less today
than I did yesterday.

But, not much.

18 comments:

ReBelle said...

You are bitchen! Fantastico.

Far Beyond The Ridge said...

All in all, that's a pretty wussy hatred~maybe hatred lite
Less calories
But yes, a bitchin poem again!

Brian Miller said...

ha...read a few of those yesterday myself....friggin poets....just a little less today...smiles.

hedgewitch said...

Pulling hair out helps, I find--the pain is appropriate, and you can grieve for something that others can see...but I am mostly glad for those poets, because their light is something I need.(So keep writing.)

Helen said...

I suffer from a thousand cuts of covet most days ... great poem!!!

Fireblossom said...

You shouldn't hate Hedge like that. She's my friend.

Mary said...

Interesting, MZ. There definitely ARE a lot of good poets in the blogosphere. I think a lot of people take turns at being 'awesome.'

cestlavie22 said...

I love this. The last line is powerful since it breaks the rhyme scheme. Really well written :)

manicddaily said...

I am concurring with Fireblossom here. But you are also one of the ones that makes people so jealous. Short and sweet. k.

Grandmother said...

Hmm, I have that experience when I read you and you describe it well.

Grandmother said...

Hmm, I have that experience when I read you and you describe it well.

Fred Rutherford said...

very cool. So strong, yet vulnerable still. Outstanding piece MZ.

Shawna said...

I love it, especially "leaving a thousand cuts of covet" and the third stanza. I could have written this about you ... if I could have written it (thus proving the point).

She Writes said...

I like this because it holds a bit of bitter and playfulness at once.

Cathy said...

Love it and trying hard not to hate you for it. ;)

Margaret said...

Ha ha. Where did you find this poem of mine?

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Perfect poetry envy poem!

Bodhirose said...

Ha...I love this!