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Some Serious Silliness

writing after midnight
directly onto the computer
no longer pen to the page
the blinking cursor seems impatient
hungry and eager for words and meaning
bleary eyed
do my best
as all good children of alcoholics do
when the pressure is on
stumbling as i go
forgetting the punctuation
and the capital letters
some poems and poets do not require
societal formalities and correctness
i chafe at convention
and being told what to do
always have always will
no they could not invent a pill
that could convince me to be anything
other than myself
no, i didn't need menopause
for my reinvention
inventive chaos being my forever intention
so i
have been trouble troubling trouble
all my damn long life
gave Momma 58 hours of labor
asked her too many cantankerous childhood questions
held too many life-long opinions
its fine with me, though
i'm too old to care anymore...and i mean it,
i've worn a hole in the cushion i'm so
set in my ways
just like a sewed in pleat
but i can be sweet and kind
educated and refined
til we bore each other silly
but what i'd rather do...really
is be myself
i can love you fiercely
and show that i've missed you dearly
even at the end of just one day
i've a lot to say
but shouldn't everybody
when they've got a whole life ahead of 'em?

Copyright April 4 2012
All rights reserved by the Author
Melissa A Howells   Meloo of Tilt-a-World

don't know quite where i'm going to with this one, but i'll get there...
but don't mistake energetic for....frenetic...just havin some fun

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