when you burn your fingers

life is tough
when you burn your fingers
its hard to concentrate
its hard to cook
you want to write, sure go ahead
in small bursts
cause the fingers hurt
never far from the frozen peas
or in my case
frozen fish
poetry’s your format
when you burn your fingers
it lends itself
symbiotic
no way to write long
drawn out sentences
just short bursts
maybe couplets
although not in this case
though i must admit
you do get time to think
which is not evident in this piece
thankyou.

when youve written a poem
about burning your fingers
your most likely to revisit it
if youve done some drinking
i was thinking you know
that the title may mislead
may have some thinking
hey this guys been in love
and now he smarts
sorry you know
i really am
this is about the things you do
that you dont want to do again
not the stuff that hurts
but brings you back for more.
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when you burn your fingers

Michael Douglass

Alexandria, Australia

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