Friday, March 5, 2010

Just Another Monday Night Campaign

Made weary by futile attempts at
connecting dots with twisted folks
who cannot even draw a straight line,
I have fallen deeply in love with Rufus

It’s an unrequited thing, of course,
but at least he’s here and steadfast.

Bob was an idiot blowing in his own
private wind of cowardice and you
could never surmise why the sad
lady forsook him over and over

It’s a self-interest thing, of course,
but at least he’s here and steadfast.

We made love to the rhythm of
your lyrics but that Incredible one
about a little hedgehog escaped your
perception and here, let me show you

I would use your toothbrush to clean
the floors and drains and toilet but
I cannot endure its existence nor
the sight of it one more time

It’s a just a love thing, of course,
but at least I’m here and steadfast.

© 2010 Marcy Stoeckel


  1. That's some nice tight writing there with a few poetic devises cleverly hidden. Bravo!

  2. Very spare - very enjoyable to read and digest - thank you for sharing,


  3. I always loved the Hedgehog's Song. And I have missed reading your voice my sweet.