Friday, February 7, 2014

Wednesday

My motherboard melts
like a self-immolating monk,
and I feel as if I've lost
both God and Xanax,
The coffee pots brews a strangling.

Soundless, I sit with my organs
arranged in alphabetical order.
Held to the laving light,
r's roll through every etching.
Sadly, I slept through high school Spanish,
but Juanita comes on Thursdays.

Por favor, Juanita.
Por favor.

For Marian's prompt at Real Toads

20 comments:

Marian said...

por favor, que idea bueno to brew a pot o' strangling! getting right on that. gracias!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

OMG, you have inhabited Laurie Anderson's creative mind to perfection.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I feel as if I've lost
both God and Xanax...

I had a good chuckle at this line - especially since I've had neither..one pot o' strangling coming up.

grapeling said...

those alphabetized organs.... ~

hedgewitch said...

I'm with grapeling~that's the line that sent a left hook to my jaw.

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm feeling hard put to choose may favourite bits here, MZ, but they'd have to be the ones already mentioned "brews a strangling" as well as "God and xanax" and "alphabetized organs"...you are TOO good at this.
K

Gabriella said...

I'd hate it if my motherboard melted! I can just imagine the panic that would ensue. Great rendering of your own panic!

Gail said...

Losing God and Xanax would be a great tragedy I could not survive.

I really enjoyed this.

Susie Clevenger said...

Love this...losing god and Xanax...what a tragedy.

Fireblossom said...

I liked the self-immolating monk.

Mary said...

This poem has ZING!

Kathryn said...

the alphabetized organs got me.

steph said...

I wouldn't mind losing god, but not Xanax.. that's quite a Wednesday. Great poem.. love the slept through Spanish and Juanita comes on Thursday. You sure can write... and I take it all in.. and hope to learn.

Sam Edge Author said...

Losing God AND Xanax sounds like too much to bear

blueoran said...

Is anyone fit for this job of adulthood? I'm reminded of the old "Calvin and Hobbes" cartoon where the father says something like, "Why didn't someone tell us it would be ad lib all the way?" Anyhoo, any day's a tall order without God or Xanax or the zazen poetry of Mama Z.å

Grace said...

I specially like those organs arranged in alphabetical order ~ Love this MZ ~

Lorraine Renaud said...

This is priceless, I don't how we survive at all
Did we really create this mess?

Brian Miller said...

hey we both self-immolated monks this week---

your organs in alphabetical order..ha. i love that line mz.

Ella said...

You are clever Mama Z! Damn now I am arranging everything in this order or should I be more monk like?
Fun to read, as always!

Lolamouse said...

I can definitely hear Laurie Anderson in this one! I love the God and Xanax line too!