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
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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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 Annakindt 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....