Posted tagged ‘abuse poem’

Teachings (Of a Sort)

December 22, 2015

 Teachings (Of a Sort)

Your front teeth just to let me know
what was what, that
and a clap on the butt.

The ringing slap
a schooled bell’s blare,
something swearing loud
that I’d not yet learned enough
to do you proud.
I don’t even want to talk
about the shakes, their gripping
lessons, my own teeth then given
a run for the money.


A very non-Christmasy poem that I assure you is not in the least bit autobiographical.  For my own prompt on Real Toads riffing off of two words of a Christmas song (All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth); posted for the Tuesday open link platform.

ps -sorry this is so unseasonal! I hope to come up with something more cheery soon!  

Stupor (Steubenville)

December 18, 2012



I don’t care what kind of girl (16)
she was; you don’t lug around, for
amusement, a person
passed out, undress her, pose
her (poking
her privates), possibly piss
on her.

And you, photographers multiple–what
were you
on the other side of your
phone’s lens? From what planet/pit
had you crept? Probocsides and digits
flywalking, snapping; clicking tweets

In upload, no hand left
for humanity.

Another terrible incident in the news, in Steubenville, Ohio. I make no pronouncements on facts – I only have read what’s in the paper, and what I’ve gleaned from that is that a fair amount of awful stuff seems to have been photographed and put online.

Posting this for dVerse Poets Open Link Night.