Fit for a mummy by Ben John Smith

She hated the way
I made the bed

I had put the sheet
Over the pillow
Like they do in hotels

"I hate it"she said

The Egyptians
Used to build
Pyramids
For the dead
So they could sleep
Well.

A man can't always
Please a single
Woman
Let alone
The whole fucking
World

I never made the
Bed again.

Just left all the
Sheets in a bundle
On the mantras

Man can't please
A woman
By making
A bed

Egyptians don't build pyramids
For the dead
Any more
Either.

2 comments:

Anton Young said...

Ben Smith is one of the best at the narrative poem there is. LOVE THAT BITCH

Duane Kirby Jensen said...

Love this. Great narrative flow. Nice subtle use of humor.

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