26 April 2016

Poem-A-Day #56 : Fable

This is a day late. I'm having some technology issues. So. Yeah.


Fable

I want to tell you a story about $120 and uncountable other costs

It involves a breakup and a pile of books

It involves a cat and a dog and a house

A car that keeps breaking down

And two people:
One of whom is incapable of taking responsibility
And one who wants to light all that shit on fire

I want to tell you a story

But I am choosing to not tell that story

I am choosing to hike into the hills and burn effigies

Tie knots in the left over hair in the drain

Dowse myself and blood let the toxic venoms that coagulate there

I am telling a different story but it is silent and not made of words