National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #20 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 20 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: Write a poem grounded in language as it is spoken.

Oh, man—I don’t know about that
I thought it was a good idea
but the way it turned out?

Yeah, I don’t know about that

When they first brought it up
I said DO IT
It was so preposterous
that it was gonna be worth seeing
just for the laughs

Who knew anyone
would actually
take the guy seriously?

I mean, don’t these people
remember the eighties?

I don’t know

Like I said
I thought it was a good idea
but the way it turned out?

Fucking ridiculous

(19 April 2019—posted April 20th)


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