My stove top is a scalding
temper; overflowing with
My vision is clouded but
I can still see
egotism dripping out of
his over-sized pores.
Someone gave him the body of
a man to hide in. When we
first kissed, his disguise was concrete, at least.
Now, I can see how heaviness
glazes over him, excreting from
He is just a pig, with a
fat, round face and
He does not know that I know.
But he will.
He will know when stove top steam
I thicken the repulsive cream of
his pretentious stench
it over his puffed-up
self-admiration, and melt
away his disguise.
Oh this is so good! You don’t hold back, and really carry the pig image through the entire poem with such command of language. Very powerful writing!
Hope you got him good…. 🙂
quite an obnoxious creature it seems!
well, when i was searching high and low the above comment made by me it played invisible comment, seems it manifested itself after i gave up.
oooo baby, love your fierceness. As a man, I duck and say “who me?”
I have met him too!
Am I only the second commenter to notice that this is a poem?
and again… phew!
Ooh, this is searing. Straight forward, contained for the moment but seething underneath.
I love the pending “melting/ away his disguise” too, though I am about the least-gruesome
person you will ever meet. You, Maggie, have many talents of word and thought.
Thank you, ~ Lily
🙂 Thank you Lily! I appreciate the comments a ton!
I spent this evening reading your poems. I could have “liked” nearly everything but what would be the point when I can just tell you that here. I did acknowledge some particular favorites. I am amazed by your unique imagery. Though the subject matter is not uplifting, your ability to convey it certainly is. Thank you for liking and following my work and I definitely will follow yours.
Thanks Elaine!! We have a lot of fun on the maggiemaei FB page too…you should join us over there 🙂
The pick of Ben Naga’s Newly Discovered Beauties for April 2012.
that’s a very good one!! i know exactly how that comes to be in an identifiable way, but on a different plane.