Chinaski Sinaski

Pride

Where once I said, “Wow”,
I now say, “Gawdammit.”
Another virgin metaphor
Stolen from my future works.
Reading depresses me.

Power

She says I make her cry –
Louder than he ever managed –
With my tongue and long fingers
So used to reading aloud and writing.

Prayer

Thank God for Protection. It covers
The riskiness of digging someone
Else’s property without permit.

Penance

No longer do I part my hair.
A man with an axe is loose.

Peace

Poetry sucks like a fallen pornstar.