Today's poem is by Robert Lunday

        Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
- Samuel Beckett, "Worstward Ho"

I want a tattoo eraser and make it painless.
A bad-sex Undo button would be nice,
and kids should come with a refund clause
Good till adolescence. Sell chainsaws
with limb-replacement coupons, and please,
somebody invent a break-away noose
so I can avoid consequences
of the mayhem I unloose.
How about refundable gambling losses?
Just slip them under the door. Yes,
I make mistakes; but I wear my scars
with pride and thank my stars
for second chances. My learning curve
is flat: I get what I get, not what I deserve.

Copyright © 2013 Robert Lunday All rights reserved
from New Madrid
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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