Shawn L. Bird

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poem- together November 2, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:52 am
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His scowl bounces off the walls

and she knows what kind of bounce he needs

but their inconvenient visitor

incites invible depression

so there is no undressing

for decompressing

As Ben Franklin would say,

“Fish and visitors stink

after three days.”

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24 Responses to “poem- together”

  1. davidprosser Says:

    Here”s to a return to marital harmony soon.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  2. kiwiskan Says:

    too true – but I have to admit that I don’t know the meaning of that word ‘invible’ in the fourth line, so I’m not sure if I’m just dumb, or if it’s a typo…

  3. Leroy Says:

    I hope all is well friend!

  4. Swahili proverb states “…after three days give them a hoe!” As in the implement 😊

    • That doesn’t work if they just stand in the middle of the garden holding the hoe and looking confused, or worse yet, dive in with gusto and clear out your prized delphiniums…

  5. narble Says:

    Franklin also said (probably): “Hey! Where’s that key?”

  6. howardat58 Says:

    I had a friend in England whose sister came from Australia for a three week visit. She, and her kid, stayed 9 months.

  7. Micah Says:

    Big fan of this one.

  8. I stay nowhere more than two weeks, as a guest, and then, only more than two days if I am in a family home.

  9. Surely this is what ear-muffs are for? Give them to the guest, accompanied a confident raised eyebrow and let them figure out what is going to happen next.


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