tagNon-Erotic PoetryAfter the Earthquake

After the Earthquake

byvrosej10©

in the cupboards, cups are cracked
mugs fine but not upright
dinner’s all over the floor
and a fork’s dangling from the lace tablecloth

the mugs are fine but not upright
one plate’s chipped, a few in disarray
a fork’s dangling from the lace tablecloth
and the dog’s looking edgy

one plate chipped, a few in disarray
the chicken coop’s leaning over
and the dog’s looking edgy
so I’ll have to arrange something

the chicken coop’s now propped on the fence palings
but planks have popped out of the veranda floor
so I’ll have to arrange something
because most of the window panes have shattered

planks have popped out of the veranda floor
in the cupboards cups are cracked
and I’ll have to arrange something
cause the dog’s looking edgy




This is my take on a pantoum, tweaked a little to fit the material. If anyone is curious, this is my own, actual voice not a fictional character.

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