Wednesday, May 4, 2016


Here comes confession!
I'm a dog collar priest;
call my coffee

You're still giving head,
but you've stopped eating meat,
and your daughter
your daughter
your daughter

completed parole;
now her life on the pole
is good.
I've got pictures; they're recent.

Little has cost me
more peace and quiet
than the rumor
that I can keep secrets!

For Midweek Motif~Secrecy at Poets United


Susan said...

Oh, don't I know it! Do you actually listen while walking the dog and drinking coffee? Duck and run. I like both the directness and suggestiveness here, reinforced by repetition of word and sound.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Not sure that I get all this--but it feels direct and pungent in my mouth

Shawna said...

I am DYING over this. Man, you are a riot. :)

I love "I'm a dog collar priest" and "You're still giving head, but you've stopped eating meat."

I get it all, but it'd be kind of hard for me not to, now wouldn't it? :)

Sylvia K said...

Ah, you do know how to make my day and you just did -- again!! I have missed your blog and wisdom and humor, but I'm headed back home to Oregon in a couple of days! Thank you for all you share with us!!!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

I agree, this is perfect! Kudos :D

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the wry tone in this one. And "direct" and "pungent" are good words to describe this poem.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

But you've kept every secret I've told you. There's the rub! No one wants to hear my secrets. Vegetarian fellatio is a great image, and rumor has it, the new name of Prince's all girl backing band. Loved.

Carol Campbell said...

This hit me in the face. In a good way! Very real!

Gillena Cox said...

Nice images, profound mood in your write

Much love...

Leslie Moon said...

MZ you always hit "it" right between the eyes. Dog collar priest indeed. No wonder the coffee is "hot!".

Anonymous said...

Call my coffee holy water... loved that!!

Sumana Roy said...

"You're still giving head,/ but you've stopped eating meat,"...o my o!!!!

Old Egg said...

Titillating to say the least. I thought it might become darker luckily it didn't.

Luk Lei said...

Damn this point blank blows holes in the fabric of toxic relationships. Great read!.

Jae Rose said...

Beware the quiet lady in the corner - the verse about her life on the pole almost made me splutter my coffee with a chuckle..not that it's funny for her still - damn fine poem!

Anmol (HA) said...

This is so cheeky and filled with dark humor from beginning to end.The dog collared priest with coffee as your holy water and with that rumor that you can keep secrets. What's not to love about this verse!


PattiKen said...

It's been awhile since I've visited. I'd forgotten how much I like your poetry. This made me smile.