Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pokemon In Love

While flesh and blood sleeps,
plastic creeps
throughout the house

two by two
to rendezvous

in lego love shacks
and the narrow back

seats of Barbie cars -
Sailor Moon and stars

Pokemon in love

have at it
like assembly line rabbits

and double by dawn.
Pikachu and Umbreon.

Snivy and Flareon.
Oshawott and Vaporeon.

More and more and more
clutter the floor

by morning and greet
my sleepy bare feet

like sharp, little Japanese shuriken.

For The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads


cobalt girl said...

This is hilarious!

Fireblossom said...

Those rascals!

Kenn Merchant said...

This room definitely described the exact image of a nerd all grown up. I thought this was really hilarious. Almost like a snapshot of all the wonderful childhood memories boiled into one.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

One thing that modern day children are accompanied by is a lot of colorful plastic. Not safe for bare feet in the morning! I smiled at their procreation. Plastic toys do seem to multiply at an alarming rate.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Hm... It seems you've visiting one of my dear friends. I shall tell to come and read her room.

Björn Rudberg said...

Ouch.. I thought it was pokemon cards..and not sharp plastic pain.. Wonderfully fun

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

I can imagine little plastic armies of these guys--stepping on them? ouch!

Carrie Van Horn said...

I feel your pain Mama Zen. Oh the surprise of toys in the dark...that will wake you up faster than an alarm.

Marian said...

but what about Lickitung?!?!

Anonymous said...

Ha! Very clever, MZ. Much fun. k.

Susie Clevenger said...

Love it. I think my laundry mates at night. :)

Anonymous said...

You sure send all of that clutter out to the underworld sugar shack! Did you have a lot of those fellas around growing up? Can't help but think of those "shuriken" like psychic residue accreting into black pearls like this. Amen.

hedgewitch said...

We watched 'Gremlins' last week--I say,beware the toys from hell. Very funny stuff, but also, the musical names of the Pokemon hump-bunnies are very satisfying to roll off the tongue--last image is perfect.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I was a great fan of Pokemon when my kids were pre-teens. I'm amazed that the obsession is still alive and well. This made me smile - I loved your finale!

Margaret said...

I KNOW how to say all those names. I KNOW how to truly play the card game… well, at least pretty well. Not the on-line games, the old-fashioned card game. Yes, they do seem to multiply quickly - I have all of them from my 22 year old son and now my 7 year old son is a HUGE fan… Loved this poem.

grapeling said...

i 'member those days ~