Ordinary words in ordinary order Slouch across the page unnoticed Mundane metaphors and trite observations Destroy catch phrases with every old saw Memes are dragged behind overused hashtags Until they morph into yesterday’s news Dusty and bent and soiled on the edges Same ole rehash of the same ole crap Whitewashing the fence of involvement The old wive’s tales are alternative facts That dance to the tune of an illiterate piper In a boring routine choreographed by A sullen pre-teen who finds herself grounded.
Wherever you’re going, You can’t get there from here. ljm
Took 5th place honorary mention is a very small local poetry contest with 4 of the poems I posted here that got the most likes. Depressing to say the least. No point singing if no one likes your voice.