Confusion’s Blunt Knife
‘I didn’t do it,’ he howled.
‘Stop your protesting, we saw you!’
‘It wasn’t me, it was them.’
‘Excuses, excuses. Them don’t do that, only this does.’
Confusion handed the boy the knife. It was blunt.
‘Why you always blunt?’ he asked.
‘To see if you will sharpen your mind, you idiot!’
The boy looked lost. He pulled his jacket tight around him searching for the right words.
‘My mind is tired, too wired to remember this: who, did what to whom.’
‘Who, or what are you, boy?’
‘I’m tight wound like this jacket.’
‘Strait, that’s what you are.’
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Well done, Marge! Hugs.
Thank you so much Teagan. 🙂
This poem was clever. I enjoyed it!
Thank you Priscilla. Appreciate your kind words. 🙂
This is great, Marje. Very clever.
Thank you Robbie. I had fun with this one!
Lol, I guess he has a problem 🙂
Jacquie, yes he does. It’s strange where writing takes us…
Confusion certainly wields a blunt knife, an unkind and painful cut. Cool take on the prompt.
Intense build-up and great play on words.
Thank you Charli. 🙂
Great poem, Marje. Perfect metaphor and you captured the confusion well. Loved the clever “strait” “jacket.”