“Uneasy Chair” by L. K. Thayer

I can’t get the

bitter taste
of you out of my

mind,

you’re a nasty muse.

I gave you my lining

I gave you my inseam

I wore my favorite

jeans.

undone

I sit like a cat

waiting

for the next twig to

snap
to hear if there’s

an echo or
something,

anything to bounce

off of.
but there is

no murmur
to fill my void.

you lean back in your
easy chair

while the rest of the city

rots

and sinks into potholes
on bumpy roads to
nowheresville

Photo by VC Ferry

you
scratch your balls
and worry

that you’re out of cream

and Sweet & Low

for tomorrow morning’s

cup o’

joe

L. K. Thayer

All Rights Reserved

© 2009

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11 comments

  1. Jaymie · December 12, 2009

    Not sure if it is worse when a muse stares you down or wanders completely away. Just not sure.

  2. Jaymie · December 12, 2009

    lol….forgot to add….glad yours is here!

  3. lkthayer · December 12, 2009

    oh yes, The Juice Bar is definitely my main squeeze muse!! –LK 🙂

  4. Roz Levine · December 13, 2009

    Lisa, there’s always such a biting edge to your poems and I love that quality about your work. Great peom! Love you, Roz

    • lkthayer · December 13, 2009

      Thank you Roz! When can we take a juicy bite out of your poems??? Please squeeze pretty pleeze!! –LK 🙂

  5. Adesh Kaur · December 13, 2009

    I love the combo of the poem & the “Uneasy Chair” photo. Lonely & exhausted. Clearly that nasty muse’s fault. Sigh….

  6. Lordy · December 14, 2009

    I read from this chair
    I think from this chair
    I eat from this chair
    I write from this chair
    Oh God!!! I may even die from this chair!

  7. lkthayer · December 14, 2009

    Lordy, you are killing me! Ha! LOL -LK 🙂

    • Lordy · December 14, 2009

      I blame what you put in the drinks!! I guess it must be happy hour in your juice bar!!!….. Smiles in this chair!!!!!!!!!

  8. lkthayer · December 14, 2009

    It’s always “Happy Hour” @ The Juice Bar! Cheers! -LK 🙂

    • Lordy · December 14, 2009

      Slips off this chair (for beddies) and thanks Lisa for the drinks…. I’m sure I will return again!!!! Loved the snaps on the walls and may add a few myself, if I can work out how to post the blighters!
      Did I bring a coat????? (What the hell was in those drinks)

      Staggers out mummmmmbling Chhhhhheeeeeerssssss

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