Introducing a New Everafter

featured in the poetry forum April 8, 2014  :: 0 comments

He’s all charm
And she’s all giggles
And I’m all over it

Inserted and added via a twist
Now with He I and her are She

And we are all over Everafter

editors note:

More in the mix to make the call; happily or what, everafter. – mh

It’s Always Been only from Everafter

featured in the poetry forum April 8, 2014  :: 0 comments

committed

there’s no other
there’s only this

there’s me here again
presenting

our It’s Always Been
Guarantee

a committed
return on

your vested scars
should they ever fade

editors note:

If you win it, gotta keep it won. Takes the “C” word, friends, the “C” word. – mh

Malice: A Custom Tour from Everafter

featured in the poetry forum December 21, 2013  :: 0 comments

The trip this year had us slip through malice
xGot it all over us
xxWe bought postcards
xxxWith pictures of bruises
And decided next time round not to book again

But we never gave up ideas of sliding past acrimony
xAs blue and grey runaways
xxWith a stabbing nostalgia
xxxWe’ll rip at our souvenirs
Not stopping to ask how we can scream and smile at the same time

Next year there will be a sudden honking outside
xSome sort of announced abduction
xxTo a place you first charted
xxxWith pictures of bruises
To illustrate the fun we’d have when we got married, angry and carried away

editors note:

A slip and a slide through Honeymoon Haven or Holiday Hell is defined by the fine distinction between a scream and a smile. – mh

Pointless: Items 5 Through S

featured in the poetry forum August 27, 2013  :: 0 comments

Paper’s for lists
Laptop’s for words

Predawn can change
it’s either waking up
xxxinvoluntarily
or going down
xxxsometimes forgetting

and often as it is
with language
there’s a pipe around
xxxbanging

Television’s for hearing
xxxthings like
“He didn’t tell us not to be jelly eaters
did he, Rexella”

Radio’s for drowning
out putting passengers
xxxaway
“Sick tree, rotten fruit”

xxxthat just in
xxxfrom Rexella

Word Perfect’s for assaulting readers
perfect words are for unsold magazines

xxxbut
when
sleep is shoved
into a small tube
lit and fingers move
you
…get this

wish you were
reading a list

editors note:

You can check it ’til striped as a list can lean; add-ons are encouraged. – mh

Dating Immune Novocain

featured in the poetry forum May 14, 2013  :: 0 comments

I’m dating a man who’s immune to Novocain:

the only other man in my bar,
sitting across from me, beside the bartender-
he reaches over and grabs the Dilbert
While We Were
Downsizing pad on which
I had written, “I’m dating a man
who’s immune to Novocain”-
and tells me,
I have a purple and yellow yak in my pants.

And I look in his numb eyes:
I’ve always loved petting zoos.

editors note:

Animal magnetism over unrequited angst every time. Say it with feeling and we’ll follow you anywhere! – mh

See Ya Next Round

featured in the poetry forum December 10, 2012  :: 0 comments

i could run circles
around you with out
getting out of my chair
which is actually a love seat
which actually you’re over already

There’s no need to go on

i could run circles
around you with out
getting out of my seat
which is actually a bar stool
which actually you’re under already

editors note:

Circular reasoning for the yin and yang of a relationship gone bad. Beer, bartender, beer! – mh

Scold to Go

featured in the poetry forum August 14, 2012  :: 0 comments

If I severed my airborne finger
implanted it in your chest
and walked off
would you shudder and succumb
with my accusations embedded in you?

editors note:

Choose offenders carefully. One down, seven left; save two for nose thumbing. – mh

[Hello I’ll Be]

featured in the poetry forum April 28, 2012  :: 0 comments

Hello my name’s Steven and I’ll be
your imperative this evening

Can I…

finish you off
with something else to drink?

Tonight we’re featuring rapid descent.

Decided have you?
Can I take your…

What?

Please relax…
We don’t offer take away

and your chin’s too wet
for any more

Anyway…

editors note:

The downward plummet will be comfy cuz Steven is here to make it so. Buckle up and wipe your chin. – mh