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OPUS 13

The world is spinning
and you refuse to fall off.

Yesterday,
you stabbed a crooked finger
into my hidden diary
criticized my Fascist inflections -
debated my scribblings
on Marxism,
noted the notations
indicating Munchausen by Proxy
and then 

choked and lamented
upon vague references I made
concerning Virginia Woolf,
Sylvia Plath, 
Anne Sexton,
Cruella De Vil 
and Hitler.

You literally littered through
my private Pandora’s box
of personal prose and poetry -
with an unbridled
crazed compulsion
and without my
permissible permission.

Pointing to bold typed words,
such as “ebony”
and “vacuous”
and “sociopath”
and the one
you couldn’t evenly pronounce –
“phlegmatic.”

You stomped your hot heavy hooves -
screaming with the dire urgency
of a rape victim:
“What the hell are you talking about?”

It didn’t take very long before
I simply shrugged,
slugged the remaining remains
of my Rolling Rock,
took your index finger
guided it across
your ratted sweater

and placed it 
upon your 
hopeless,
hapless

heart.

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  1. Date: 11/30/2009 6:42:00 PM

    very poeticly penned!!

  1. Date: 11/19/2009 1:26:00 PM

    John, it's such a joy to read your work! It challenges, perplexes, inspires, bewitches, exhorts, piques my curiosity, and encourages me! You ROCK the Soup, my friend!

  1. Date: 11/18/2009 6:50:00 AM

    Listening To Your poetry 4real..

  1. Date: 11/4/2009 12:19:00 AM

    Wow John, first off great writing. Maybe one day it will dawn on her that the words she read in bold were written by a genius and then she will regret the day in question. Genius' are always misunderstood...Raul

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 1:15:00 PM

    Brilliant writing (as I've come to expect from you), John. She invades your privacy, doesn't understand the intent in words she wasn't meant to read and then stomps about demanding answers to her questions. Indeed, this woman is one with a "hopeless, hapless heart." Amazing! Another one for my faves! Love, Carolyn