Thursday, April 19, 2012

Quick poem for ya about the frustrations of being unpublished.

Originally published last fall. 

When she spears me with an you're-an-idiot look over the rims of her glasses,
and I end up at home hours later,
Frowning naked in the mirror while finishing off a bag of peanut m&ms, 
My chocolate fingerprints evidence for a diet forensic pathologist,
I slide to the bottom of the tub,
Let the water rain down on my convulsing body to bathe my tears.
Yet, the pain remains and now I have a stuffy nose.
Then, mentally, I finger my goals, 
 My dreams deferred and I curse aloud. 

Damn! Flannery O'Connor and her Southern genius on the human condition.
Damn! Meg Wolitzer and her Jewish feminist brilliance.
Damn! Damn! Damn! Stephenie Meyer for being a fluke success.

Buried beneath the weight of words;
I take heart, wipe away black tears, 
Kiss my daughter, the next generation feminist;
A Buffy...not a Bella.
A Buffy battling the Bella's of the world.
A roundhouse kick to her pining female foil.
An uppercut to Her male-dependent prose.
Because my daughter deserves an example of me. 
She needs to know how to defeat the enemy,
And stake inferiority,
While wearing stylish shoes.

7 comments:

  1. Funny how expletives dissipate frustration. Blog on!

    http://francene-wordstitcher.blogspot.com

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  2. Your shoe collection is impressive. I'm amazed every time you post a picture.

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    1. Thank you. Got another pair to post sometime this month. =)

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  3. A double-therapy moment - the verbal release & a visual treat... love the shoes!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. I'm a little obsessed. =)

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  4. Nice! Although I fear I'm probably one of the Bellas of the world, albeit with about 100 extra pounds!

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    1. I guess there's a time and place to be "Bella", but I just wish she'd grown a little over the 4 books. ya know?

      Glad you found both of my blogs.
      =)

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