Today's poem is by Kevin Higgins


            When the bombers refused to turn
into butterflies, and the Workers
            went down the road chanting,
"They say fight-back!
            We say cut-back!";

she put on her
            stop-doing-that-now face
and counterattacked with evening
            after evening of pure thoughts
and proper posture; accompanied

            her gluten-free muesli
to the verandah and watched the seagulls
            flying towards her;
as she took out and weighed
            all our betrayals.

Copyright © 2007 Kevin Higgins All rights reserved
from Vallum
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

Support Verse Daily
Sponsor Verse Daily!

Home    Archives   Web Monthly Features    About Verse Daily   FAQs  Submit to Verse Daily   Publications Noted & Received  

Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Verse Daily All Rights Reserved