Today's poem is by Terence Winch
System with Holiday Destiny
You have to constantly examine yourself.
You have to avoid coming to a screeching halt.
You have to find people who will wake up laughing
at your jokes. You have to move around at night in bed
with couples who claim they sleep better with you there
than without you. You have to measure your nose
with caution before deciding you'll talk about
what will eventually drag a man under.
(Two guys behind the wall are attracted to my sister.
Now you're lying in wait for hours, like a germ on a doorknob.)
Copyright © 2013 Terence Winch All rights reserved
from Lit from Below
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