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Monday, February 27, 2006

A Poem Inspired By Margaret Atwood's Fingernails (On The Cover Of Selected Poems II)

Ah the pseudo-anonymity of blogging. I didn't think I'd ever be confident enough to publish a poem here, but what the heck. Keep in mind it's a first draft and I'll probably regret this in the morning and remove it....

Long Nails

Ms. Atwood
How do you feel
about your long nails?

I have a bias
against them- just so you know
I was always told
long nails were a sign
of laziness and I
believed them- just so you know.

But then,
I'm a schoolteacher
because I can't
hammer a nail straight
nor can I
string a sentence together
like you can, with your nails
twice as long as mine.

4 comments:

Sure b'y said...

I hope you don't regret it in the morning because too late, I saw it. And besides, it is wonderful. Oh, I do so adore your Margaret Atwood stuff. First she's a werewolf balloon popper and now this. Delicious.

Please Sir, may I have some more?

Robert said...

No reason for regret at all.

John Mutford said...

Okay, I'm going to leave it. But if I knew how to leave a blushing emoticon, there'd be one right about here.

Sure b'y said...

I love a man who can write poems and blush.