blind by Linda Simoni-Wastila

what world is this

when in the parking lot

a man squeezes breakfast

from catsup packets

the girl squats

by Xerox boxes

she calls home

and you send back

your triple-slam

with eggs too runny?


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17 responses to “blind by Linda Simoni-Wastila

  1. Ouch! This one made me squirm Linda. We all need to be reminded sometimes.

  2. K

    This was an excellent depiction of blindness, “what world is this” indeed? You managed to convey a very powerful sentiment in just a few lines, well done. :)

  3. Linda, you’ve been cooking up some hard-knock REALITY SLAMMERS in your time off from Fictionaut and Facebook (and by the way, I have noticed your absence!) This is slam dunk, as much as I hate sports analogies, you nailed this one. I was BLINDED by your LIGHT.

    • Me? Reality slammers? Thank you ;^) I like to keep it real.

      Thanks also for missing me. Slowly re-emerging, almost done meeting all my deadlines and stuff. Peace…

  4. Yeah, what kind of a world is this??? You nailed the sadness and screwiness of existence really well in this short poem.

  5. There’s also the sense of hopelessness, since that decision might not make a difference in the world after all.

    • yep, sending the eggs back won’t make a difference, even though they will be tossed, the whole plate, and jeesh, i sure wish the guy in the lot could have a full belly. peace…

  6. Succint and well done.

  7. Ha ha ha! I can’t add anything here to your so few words. Wonderful.

  8. Wonderful. Not too much, not too little. Loved it. (And hated how it made me feel, too!)

  9. len kuntz

    i love this.

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