Friday, August 3, 2012

Oedipus is Supideo backwards. And other truisms. 2 poems.

These two poems were published in West Wind Review 2012.  "Marilyn Hacker" (see previous post) was the third poem WWR 2012 published.

No comment, no lead up, no explanation.  Just two poems needing much explanation.  Or justification.

I hope you enjoy them. They were sure fun to write!

Faith & Practice

Easier to make an enemy than beef Wellington.
An ill wind blows "Mandy."
No one can hear you sing "Polly Wolly Doodle" in space.
Oedipus is Supideo backwards.
Call me Sheena.
When you die no one can hear you slurp.
The Liberal Arts are no substitute for a hot bath.
Lemonpepper has come and gone.
As ye sow so shall ye perform a triple axel.
Mint jelly will substitute for sixth-period history.
Your anger turned to tapioca.
Your toes turned in.
That's not your bra, is it?
The guns of August are summering.
Inconsolable angels go shopping.
Satan covered the casserole with grated Cheddar.
A mist covered the sports desk.
The willow grabbed for designer Kleenex.
All good things must bend.
Sing glory for the Lord She is great.
Sing glory for the Host serves good snacks.

Sneaking Around the Multiplex

She wanted to have a baby.
I'm with stupid.
Say you love me.
Promise you don't tell my mother.
The farmer raised me ten dollars.
I was startled by her many breasts.
The national anthem is not an easy song.
If you were Johnny Cash I'd be Juneteenth.
Never edit dharma.
Never f- your career coach.
No such thing as aiming too Fa Fa.
Kiss me, woman.
I was glad she didn't wear a bunker.
Money is the love of all evil.
Roots lead nowhere, really.
Teens tipped the stockbroker.
If you go to heaven bring a nice bottle of wine.
Many men love their wives.
It's good to connect with old friends.
My brain is not working today.
I'm afraid I'll never write again.
Fear is the sand in the clam.
Irritation is death or beauty.
Most days I'd rather not feel.
Angels talk to you at bus stops.
God brought me a Diet Coke.
I asked Her for a few more ice cubes.
Sarah Sarai. Originally published in West Wind Review, 2012, Southern Oregon University.

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