command performance

Posted: 08/31/2013 in house of love, house of women

the Lunchable

on the tv tray

with the gold legs and

flower art


is open

like the heart of any hostess

worth her salt.


had i known sooner

about your

parents’ visit,


i’d have got all the dog hair

off the carpet

and bought a second Lunchable.



an excruciatingly imagist poem for the sunday mini challenge.

  1. grapeling says:

    vivid. grins. i dunno. dog hair can be considered as a return gift to your visitor. it’s like an ongoing present.

  2. Here is the close attention to detail (though I confess I’m not entirely sure what a lunchable is). There’s nothing to say that Imagist poetry should be anything but excruciating.

  3. hedgewitch says:

    Only Coal could turn a prepackaged nightmare into a creative one. Oscar Mayer and Williams both are hurting.

  4. ManicDdaily says:

    Another laugh. Worth her salt works especially well here. K.

  5. Ella says:

    lol…so fun! I love it~

  6. Helen Dehner says:

    More chuckles … We should send Kerry a box of Lunchables.

  7. Kay Davies says:

    I just love it when both you and Fireblossom come out to play. Coal and fire…hot stuff. Politically incorrect, but still hot stuff.
    Luv, K

  8. lolamouse says:

    If I knew you were coming, I’d have opened a second Lunchable….

  9. Satirical … it’s sad not many sit down at the dinner table for a real meal and conversation.

  10. Oh God, Shay, you are really giving WCW a hard time today… for me it would be cat hair!! Amy

  11. Mama Zen says:

    I’m totally cracking up!

  12. Debi Swim says:

    Wonderful. Who would have thought a lunchable would be in a poem. I love the humor here.

  13. do they still make those trays? I remember TV dinners. Great poem!

  14. Tiffany Coffman says:

    Wicked good.

  15. dani says:

    always the perfect hostess, Ms Coal!

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