[lit-ideas] Re: Friday Poem

  • From: David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 22:32:39 -0800

I come home to an empty house.
(The family are off on a trip)
The dog needs stroking NOW.
I need to pee NOW.
And in the bathroom are the baby guppies,
two, still surviving, separated from the tank so
they aren't eaten,
I can't tell you how much pleasure they give me.
Nurturing in the face of Nature's wrath--
no, Nature's pathological absence of feeling--
is akin to the release of pee,
a distinct pleasure.

David Ritchie Portland, Oregon

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