Thanks to Russell Bennetts and Zachary Bos for an excellent feature last night. Here's the poem that came from such a wonderful cross section of voices.
A Chore Wheel for One
You lover's chemistry set
is dusty with your lack of education.
The beakers almost drape like the pants
you've never shaped back down into.
Your ballads may as well be to the world,
which you also can't embrace.
You make love like homeowners on laundry day
not sure what you'd ever do if it was not your turn
and ever stopped raining while you stayed home
and pondered if the butterfly effect
could be transferred between species
so the mice in the grates at your job
could set the building on fire, make you jobless
finally forcing you into the wild,
howling with the hippies you used to scorn
until they welcome you home.
|Features are back at Stone Soup. I love it.|
Special thanks to Raymond M., Julie F., Stephanie Kaylor, Meia Geddes, David Miller, Deb Priestly, Nancy Messom, Martha Boss, Russell Bennetts, Zachary Bos and James Van Looy.