Frabjous Times

Simple tortures

crown cinquain
every knuckle
seems to be your weakness.
If it isn't too much to ask:
please stop.

This hot
water heater
is fine for short showers;
anything more than five minutes,
you freeze.

the butter dish
wants to be in the fridge
along with the milk, if we had
some milk.

it's all muddy —
there's nothing to be done.
For your convenience there's a new

okay at night?
You haven't sounded good.
Maybe it's the pillow, maybe
the cold.
Written in reaction to the theme "Simple Pleasures" on the CinquainPoems group.
Originally published: 2004/01/27 07:23:41