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She asked me if I could “sum it up nicely”


09.05.17 Posted in today's words by

John J. McKenna’s most recent poem to appear here was “Shenandoah” (April 2017)

She asked me if I could “sum it up nicely”
By John J. McKenna

She asked me if I “could sum it up nicely?”

“Sum it up nicely?—No. I can sum it up quick and truthfully, though,” I replied.

I pointed to her head and heart and said, “you got a bunch of fucking shitty old tenants living in there rent free.”

I then pointed to my heart and said, “My heart deserves better than a fucking sublet”

and I walked



4 Responses to “She asked me if I could “sum it up nicely””

  1. Frank Adams says:

    Strong images, well stated – great job.

  2. H. Larew says:

    As always, John McKenna nails it. Thanks for sharing his poetry on vox poetica! HGL

  3. Bobbie says:

    Good One!

  4. john j mckenna says:

    Thnx to each kind & encouraging reader / commenter – bst, jmck