The February 9th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to write a poem that starts with one word on the first line, with each subsequent line being one word longer—so the second line would be two words long, the third would be three words long, and so on. I was already cranky, what with having started off the day with yet another chapter in the back-and-forth with Etsy’s Outside Manufacturing folk. The day would soon get even more frustrating, but this was where it started…
piss me off
How hard is it?
It’s a fairly simple concept
it’s not that hard to understand
So why do they keep asking me?
Obviously, I can’t do it all by myself
so of course I have to get some help
Yet they still insist on asking for more and more
It’s at the point where I’m ready to pull the plug
Is there somewhere I can go where I don’t have to explain everything?
(9 February 2015)