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Michael Simms: What it wasn’t

It wasn’t bigger than a breadbox.
It wasn’t smooth as glass.
It didn’t smell good or bad
Or have any taste whatsoever.

It didn’t make a sound.
It didn’t offend or flatter.
It wasn’t what you’d call
Well-mannered in the least.

It didn’t ask any questions
Or have any answers.
It didn’t raise any issues
Except maybe one.

What could we do
But find a lonely spot,
Light the fuse, cover our brains
And run?

Copyright 2021 Michael Simms. From Nightjar (Ragged Sky, 2021).

Michael Simms is the founding editor of Vox Populi. His poetry collections include American Ash (Ragged Sky, 2020).

5 comments on “Michael Simms: What it wasn’t

  1. allisonfine
    December 4, 2021

    This is incredible Michael! Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. sumnullus
    December 4, 2021

    it is like the whimsy of satanic verses by salman rushdi

    Liked by 1 person

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