Thursday, March 23, 2006

Headless Words

I watched the two of them
chit and chatter
through bites
of lean something
on whole wheat toast.
They’d shrug and giggle,
chew and blabber;
it’s amazing the words
didn’t fall mangled on the table,
flopping like headless fish
in a gunk of mayo, meat and bread.

(all rights reserved Pat Paulk 2006)

10 comments:

Maddy said...

I feel like I am right there
with crumbs crumbling around
me.

Sensational!

Borut said...

If I could turn the headless fish of my flopping words into flesh, I’d be rich… Great!

steve said...

'chit and chatter...shrug and giggle...chew and blabber'

laughed at this one. your writing brightens the day.

Eric said...

ditto steve.

polona said...

just what i needed for my lunch break :)

anu said...

how lovely Pat. So sweet and simple your poems are.

I relished it so much :)

mushsis said...

oh great, now I'm hungry ;)

Pris said...

Yep, been there and seen that , too:-) You say it so well!

Gilbert Koh said...

Nice poem, Pat - full of sound effects. You know what I mean. :)

Pat Paulk said...

I have to admit I've done the same thing. Thanks everybody!