hidden devils

Posted: 02/04/2014 in house of blues, house of change, house of love

saw a friend

and chattered a bit, in front of skip’s bakery

in our serious fash boots,

in the crappy snow.

i never saw it coming:

the flu she gave me,

but it found me like trouble follows a fool.

 

saw a magazine

on a table at the chopping block salon,

and asked judy to pass it my way.

i never saw it coming, but it found me:

the perfume ad stuffed between pages like a toad in a stone,

that set me sneezing

like a snot devil on a hot tin roof.

 

now here you are,

leaning on my kitchen table with your elbows,

talking same as always, but something feels wrong:

i get that leaving feeling,

like I’m gonna lose something fast.

it ain’t allergy,

and it ain’t flu.

it might be me,

but i’m thinking more likely, honey, it’s you.

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Comments
  1. Mama Zen says:

    This is awesome!

  2. hedgewitch says:

    The title says it all–and there’s nothing worse than a chat over the kitchen table with another damn devil. My fave line here is ‘ like trouble follows a fool.” As always, coal nails it to the wall and it squirms helplessly.

  3. “serious fash boots…snot devil on a hot tin roof”

    Clever lines, as always.

  4. Ah… Hear that? It’s me giving you a mighty round of applause!

    but it found me like trouble follows a fool… Ain’t that the truth?

  5. ManicDdaily says:

    It is the ones you don’t know that will get you. Your details well chosen for vivid pictures. k.

  6. margaret says:

    Flu, allergies, and now the loss of a friend. Not your day! Should have slept in (but you wanted to show off your fancy new boots 🙂

  7. Susan says:

    Love this poem! Hate what hits from left field, with just a hint of foreshadowing.

  8. Kay Davies says:

    Love the surprise ending. I wasn’t expecting that. I was expecting H1N1 at least.
    Luv, K

  9. grapeling says:

    country song here – with the corollary being that old lovers are like snot filled kleenex, or something.

  10. dani says:

    lovin’ this, SP!

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