Sunday, July 7, 2013

Poem: malison d'etre

As I may have mentioned, I'm doing most of my blogging on Facebook these days, at the link given at the bottom of the page. But I still want to post my poem for Poetry Pantry at Poets United, and so I posted the poem on my Facebook and added my poem to the Poetry Pantry linky. And I thought I'd better post links to the poem here. Click on the poem title to read the poem.

malison d'etre


jonathan is a bat out
of hell
which explains his crispy singed
wings
and his
expression of perpetual exasperation
and why he sleeps
hanging over the heat register
on cold nights
he's working on a PhD
in social work
but what he really
wants is to
be a rock star
like michael jackson
& madonna
strangely enough he cant stand baseball
or hippoptamuses


(c) Nissa Annakindt 1990

This poem is included in my book Where the Opium Cactus Grows.



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2 comments:

Brian Miller said...

glad you commented at Talon's as i dont have facebook anymore and otherwise would not have been able to tell you i appreciated your verse...smiles...

jonathan sounds quite the character....hippos though, really? ha

nissa_loves_cats said...

Thanks. I remember, when I wrote the poem, I was very surprised about the hippos.

Facebook is a big time-eater for me, but alas, I need it to promote my poetry book....