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The Elephant in the Room

3 polished oak fans,
Swirling in robotic unison

High maintenance socialites,
Sipping on Merlot fallacies

Lemon yellow coated walls,
Flat,
Like their smiles

Comparisons of dangling Porsche & Bentley keys
A glorified day care center,
Pacifiers included

The muted virtuosos speak softly in hymn dialects.

Courtesy laughter in snob’s octave

Their heads twitching side to side,
Left to right to left

An equilibrium facing assault charges against self

They slow dance to cello dreams
And E minor dividends

Two-step monotone, sway
Against platinum lacquer foundations

…

But, it was then.

These same socialites,
Made of recycled candle wax
And rubberized, hedge-fund confidence,
Began to stare longingly at the party host’s 70 inch plasma TV

Proudly imported from China

“Attention uptight snobs of Mecca!
The city zoo has imploded!
The monkeys revolted!
The zebras were tired of being racially profiled!
Run for your LIV…!”
(SMASH!)

And before the reporter’s frightened inner child could finish’s his clause,
An elephant crashes into the decadent room
Filled with Crisp linen scents of Febreze & judgmental fear

It stares at the socialites,
Laughing heartedly as it playfully stomps away into constellation’s onyx night

As tears waterfall from the snobs’ sobbing eye sockets
As if they just listened to another Celine Dion song

The real newsflash

Metaphors played hooky today

©Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 6/17/2013 8:22:00 PM
    You really know how to take the reader on a magical trip. So much satire and humor in the comparisons of high society snobs and zoos.. Your writing is amazing :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/17/2013 9:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I do what I can here. :) Thank you so much, Karen!
  1. Date: 6/6/2013 10:55:00 PM
    Hi there, I am not even sure I got all that in the first read. But I loved this write, well done!!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/6/2013 11:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey there. That's not a problem. You enjoyed it, that's what matters. Thanks very much.
  1. Date: 6/4/2013 11:55:00 PM
    Wow...very nice. Reading this was a trip! Great imagery.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/5/2013 7:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Why thank you, Gina! :) Glad you enjoyed the ride!
  1. Date: 6/4/2013 4:38:00 PM
    you puts word really well together nice poem

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/4/2013 5:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Chris. Many thanks!
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 5:31:00 PM
    I can't get enough of your poetry, Drake! It is always unique, always clever, always meticulously written and awesomely off-beat... Love, love, love this one!!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/3/2013 5:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    (Blush) Thank you, Heather. :) That means so much!
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 1:50:00 PM
    okay, time;s up!... pass anoter wonderful piece.. *wink*... just wanted to say " hello", drake..:) huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/3/2013 2:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Between you & Becca, I don't know what to say. :) I have something cooking. ;) And hi to you too, Nette! (Huge hug)
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 7:41:00 AM
    Good morning Drake I enjoyed reading this one again. If I could give you a 77 I would. Another exceptional work of art. I commented yesterday but for some reason it didn't post.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/3/2013 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey there, Richard! :) No worries! You returned! So, good enough for me I seriously thank you for you that!!!
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 4:07:00 AM
    Just the sheer madness of the piece brings kudos from me.... It takes the greatest talent to find this in a simple bottle of ink... Jake

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/3/2013 7:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "Sheer madness", HA! I love it! :) Does that make me odd that I smiled when you said that? lol Nonetheless, thank you so much! I'm very grateful for you stopping by.
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 12:40:00 AM
    very good imagination, I thought maybe you watched Madagascar 3 ;},,, though you are right on about your socialites;} thank you for reading my ancient rains poem ;}

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/3/2013 7:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I only saw the 1st one. I did enjoy it. :) Thanks so much for stopping by here, Debbie!
  1. Date: 6/2/2013 3:53:00 PM
    wow, you really went all out with this one. What a COOL poem!!! elephant in the room. LOVE it.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/2/2013 6:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'd like to think I did. :) Thanks very much for stopping by here, Andrea.
  1. Date: 6/2/2013 3:11:00 PM
    I loved this!! All of those snobs with their upturned noses. I much prefer Febreze ;) Great poem!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/2/2013 3:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL me too. :) Thank you so much, Caleah!
  1. Date: 6/2/2013 10:52:00 AM
    Devastatingly grand, drake!.. parody at its best with such an edgy, biting feel... Your wit, notwitstanding... wooh!..:) huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/2/2013 10:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Nette! You're too kind. :)
  1. Date: 6/2/2013 1:27:00 AM
    Brilliant Drake. Just loved the typical socialite pretenses and the witty metaphorical way you used the "Elephant in the Room". Great poem... I need to get inspired again to write-- you just inspired me.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/2/2013 7:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey there, Kim!!! :) Ah, you got inspired! AWESOME!:) Thanks so much for stopping in here!
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 3:45:00 PM
    Wow! "...pacifiers included..." lol! Thanks for the laughter...your pen has "keen" eyes and incredible wit! Amazing writing, Drake... enjoyed! Always, Annalise

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/1/2013 4:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi there!! Thats very sweet of you to say. :) very glad you enjoyed it!!
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 11:19:00 AM
    Your imagination rivals with the Far Side, my friend! This was so completely bizarre and different I couldn't help but fall in love with it. I admit, I was confused by the ending and then I realized what your title was... way to go literal on me when I least expect it! (talk about breaking the fourth wall... lol). "A glorified day center, pacifiers included"... oh my gosh that part made me laugh! Adding this to my faves... so adore the zany! :D

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/1/2013 1:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOO HOOO!!!! Yes! The ending! Intended to screw up everybody, unless you remembered the title. ;) Win for us all! Thanks so very much, Tim!
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 10:55:00 AM
    - I'm imported from China I also Drake ... lol. - I had to look everywhere to find out who's comment you had received .... - Everything is ok now ... think I've read enough poetry today. - Have a great weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/1/2013 11:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL! Hilarious. No problem. :) Either way, I'm so grateful you stopped by here...again. ;)
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 10:48:00 AM
    Man Drake....loved this.....could be lots of possibilities here....and anywhere any day!...and thing is they will still wonder why....

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/1/2013 10:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm very glad you grasped the meaning of this piece. :) Thanks so much, Donna!
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 9:36:00 AM
    Ha Ha! Excellent poem, Drake! My favorite line is "An equilibrium facing assault charges against self" Ha Ha! Must have a bit too much of that merlot. LOL hugs, Catie :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/1/2013 9:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hee hee. Most certainly! :) Thank you so much, Catie!