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It’s Easier to Sneak Boys In

10.07.13 Posted in today's words by

KJ Hannah Greenberg writes the best, dense-est poems about relationships.

It’s Easier to Sneak Boys In
By KJ Hannah Greenberg

It’s easier to sneak boys in than slip girls out.
Love letters aren’t always complaints; sometimes they glow
Like tritium, or shine with the intensity of Iodine-131.

Where most parents believe, deeply, in making visits,
Crooked individuals, like scion, act culpable,
Remain out of luck, also out of folded sheets, clothes.

Long lost relatives, thereafter, slug down sodas,
Or suck up drinks made with palm syrup,
Artificial colors, chemical flavors.

Certainly, when few hours go undocumented,
Refereed vacations serve entire populations,
Research-related debts guffaw silently.

Then the penalty for acquiescing to childishness,
Concomitant to high classes’ members, especially,
Blends with schemes of green groups.

Consider all the undergirding weak situational links,
Which alleviate pressure, provide bonus time,
Remain highly associated in embarrassing matters.

Interesting juxtapositions of things brings about tests,
Plus tears, drawers full of expletives, questionable tolerance,
Aesthetic sensibilities running counter to self-preservation.

Yet, consequences of bitter choices, no matter how harsh,
Ordinarily dispense determination to housewives,
Mayflies, soldiers, troubadours, and guppies, alike.


One Response to “It’s Easier to Sneak Boys In”

  1. Jeanette Gallagher says:

    What an interesting poem. I love the choice of words in a fantastic story. Enjoyed it very much.

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