As usual

Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that “talks.” Try to write a poem grounded in language as it is spoken – not necessarily the grand, dramatic speech of a monologue or play, but the messy, fractured, slangy way people speak in real life.

As usual

So what’s happening he asks as usual

oh the usual I reply

the next door neighbours have

gone for a vacation

the guy across us is getting

married next month

the hoopla around his blonde fiancee

is driving me crazy

I prattle on and all I can hear

in response as usual is uhhs and oh yeahs

typical of him

starts a conversation but never listens

so I ask him how’s he doing

was he having eggs regularly for breakfast

and had he taken his medication

as usual instead of answering me

he disarms me by saying

he is longing to be home.

23 thoughts on “As usual

  1. It’s all about perspective and perception – we never know what is most important in someone’s mind. Thankfully, some know where home is 🙂 Love it!!

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