PROMPT #117 – BAFFLED
Confusions, confounding, and cons come in all forms. A message may be misunderstood. An event may have an unexpected outcome. A magician may play a trick that seems impossible. The world is full of surprises. Write a poem about a surprising or unexpected event or person or state of affairs. The result of the surprise may be pleasing or not.
MARIE ELENA’S EFFORT:
I gather you’d rather slather the matter with blather than merely verify and clearly clarify the grand plan at hand. I don’t understand. Must you be contiguously ambiguous? Profusely abstruse? Contentiously pretentious? For heaven’s sake, give us a break! Be frank and clear, like me right here!
© copyright Marie Elena Good – 2013
CLEANING OUT THE SEPTIC TANK
with the muck truck
comes and goes quickly
unless he finds that the baffle’s
© copyright 2013, William Preston