Monday, January 17, 2011

A Map And A Flashlight


A Map And A Flashlight

Often, I will meet the dumb
The incorrigible
The numb

And they will bellow nice and loud
Pontificating
Quite unbowed

And then my patience, sorely tested
Leaves me fuming
And unrested

Until I claim they can not find
With map and flashlight
Their behind

Even with their hands in pants
They wander lost
Within their stance

Is it too much for one to ask
With all these aids
They find their ass?



A Tenth Daughter of Memory Post

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10 comments:

PattiKen said...

Welcome to 10thDoM, Angel May! I'm happy you joined us.

Love this poem. Yep, there are many for whom a map and a flashlight simply can't overcome the other basic tools missing from their toolbox.

Janice said...

Hmmm...there seems to be a lot of this going around.

Baino said...

Hahaha awesome. We've had two funny entries this time round, makes a nice change. Welcome over sugar! Oh boy do I know someone with a map, a flashlight and a GPS and still can't pull one out of his ass! Talk about a toolkit shy of a hammer!

Brian Miller said...

haha...that is awesome...perhaps all they have to do is look in the mirror...smiles.

Tom said...

can't see their ass, not until they pull their heads from it. Too dark.

JeffScape said...

To answer the question: yes.

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Great spill! -J

Baino said...

Angel, you might want to 'follow' or subscribe to 10thDom, voting starts soon and you won't see the prompts. Each contributor has to vote for their favourite 3 posts. Cheeers ;) Helen

William the Redd said...

I typically go around my elbow to get there. That's right, isn't it?

The Silver Fox said...

Excellent!