Sour grapes and plump flies...

all my life, I have
worked, at menial jobs,
with an active mind,
and hidden ambition, a
skeleton held close to,
my heart, dripping brackish
ink, upon discarded scraps
of paper, starving men,
always surrounding me, with
bloated bellies full of
yeast, devoid of a want
or need for knowledge,
for the stew was
on the table, the bread
rising beneath the window
pane,as the moth
chewed curtains flapped in
the wind, what else
could one ask for,
stuffed to the gills,with
adversity and sadness,
eating cheap pungent tuna,
washing it down with
regret,for the wine
was not yet brewed,
the flies in the attic
where still sober,looking
for plump raisins,to
enhance the taste,the
cat even turned its
back in shame,it
would rather chase peanut
butter filled mice,than
suck the wine out
of dead plump flies,
practice makes purrfect,for
the old, love their cats,
and peanut butter,these
men with their bloated
bellies and cheap home
made dogberry wine,always
surrounded by angry young
men,searching for a
better way,finding the
still,waiting for death
detesting their lot in
life,they hate the
smell of old men
and rotting corpses ,reminds
them of plump flies,
rancid tuna, cat food and
peanut butter,they just
sit in the shadows,
sending words on the
tips of fingers,into
the universe,waiting patiently
for a signal,a reply,
a pod cast,who
knows,I haven’t the
time,the cat is
hungry,and I hate
the smell of the
young,they smell old,
like rancid tuna,and
cheap wine, I can
hear the crunch of
plump juicy flies, as
I listen to the banter,
but I assure you,
there are no answers,
beyond,
reality,
only,
questions?

Sour grapes and plump flies...

Rocky Loder

Joined April 2009

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just thoughts …about a story i heard many years ago….

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