Showing posts with label Monsters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Monsters. Show all posts

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Dear Misery,

I miss you.  I really do.
You were always there
ready to make merry,
happy as a shitfaced clown
on Saturday afternoon.

But back to niceties,
you played the fiddle
and I danced
to your tormented tune

like a
jilted wife
waiting for another truth.

Is that dancing?
Hell, yes.
You should see my shoes,
all tapped out, so to speak.

I love you.  Come back.
Though there’s nothing left here
for you except

a .22.

© 2014 Jennifer Wagner

My more sensitive readers may not appreciate my strong language in this one, and I hope I haven’t lost you, but sometimes, you have to get ugly when you’re fighting monstersthere’s beauty in it...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


I bore your neurotoxic carvings
into my skin,
nerve endings dangling, exposed,
until I transformed
into something
even I
no longer recognized.

© 2014 Jennifer Wagner