Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Penance Post

I clicked on the social media priest
to confess that I was lonely.
He instructed me to sugar the crow
and eat before all that know me.

So I chalked my status one hundred times -
too damn complicated -
on the blackboard of the cybermind,
hoping you'd erase it.

The likes were coming thick and fast
from strangers and from friends -
all begging for an update -
how does the story end?

I refresh until the poor mouse squeaks
and my trigger finger aches.
I've done my penance post on facebook;
must I apologize to your face?

For The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads

15 comments:

Ω said...

This is my favorite line: "He instructed me to sugar the crow"

Excellent poem, Mama.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Rhymes for our times.

Such a well-honed wit.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

'He instructed me to sugar the crow..' is such a brilliant image!

brudberg said...

Writing lines has been given a whole new meaning today... where can I hit the like button?

Buddah Moskowitz said...

I don't need Facebook to tell me we're friends! You're great, MZ! I hate being that lonely, but I've been there.

Therisa's World said...

You'll pardon me, but I don't do FB, as my 3 Gurus don't type, in English, but Canadian Cat. Much to my regret, having to remove their comments, too many times. Do hope things work out for you, Mama Z.

Martin Kloess said...

You really and artistically brought this to life. (a mind confused)

grapeling said...

what has happened to us that we measure ourselves in likes and comments?

meanwhile, I like this. ~

Debi Swim said...

"I've done my penance post on facebook;
must I apologize to your face?" ha, I like that

Thotpurge said...

Big Like right here! The last line was a killer.

ayala said...

So good!So true....

Fireblossom said...

"sugar the crow"...nobody else would think to put it that way. That's a hot-dog dunk in a world of missed layups.

razzamadazzle said...

This is amazing! Of course, I've come to always expect amazing from you (and I just finished reading your first poetry book).

angieinspired said...

Too damned complicated to share what we eat or wear for a pick me up...glad you see it more as a trip-me-up. Trigger finger is sore. Let's give it a rest (FB)

gillena cox said...

Enjoyed !!!

Much love...