Thirteen

(2014)

Someone said-
write about thirteen
unlucky thirteen
and once more
for the third time today
I approach the page
with some trepidation
how to write about
thirteen
these unnecessary sentences
too long for the haiku master
master of twitter-er that told
me my haiku were too long.

Am I insecure? or just
human and female
and facing a weekend of PMS
and an unsatisfied husband
but I did try
he said
I did try
I heard him say, yes
dear, you did try. Is there
more lasagne in the fridge
swallowing the soda a
straw-full at a time
to stay awake.

Thirteen times I tried
to submit my poems to a publisher
but never submitted to a man
always insisting on the top
the top is my place
my place
and he knows that I belong there
but the girl that belongs there
isn’t afraid of
public masturbation
or Friday
the thirteenth-
she is not afraid of anything.

_______

with an assist by @poetofbeard. His blog is here . A fun Gotham fan-fiction site. You should check it out

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