“An Apple For Teacher” by L. K. Thayer


an apple for teacher

who had a big secret

(we loved his magic)

and knew all along
how his ‘evil’ lurked
through the shower doors

it was swept aside

one, two, three
one, two, three

like a ballet

with the leaves and the dust
goblins spewing their
angry dirt– forth

innocent young boys creeping

in and out

he was the warlock
the vigilante of theatrical
nuance, the blood sucker


a tinge
of fine distinction.
he had a black Victorian house
oh so enviable

so ‘Tennessee Williams.’

he was a genius, a deviant,
a mad perpetrator of wrong doing,

but it was the theatre

and it felt oh,

so harmless then…

until they kick

the chair away

and you’re left


and the theatre

goes dark

L. K. Thayer

All Rights Reserved

© 2009


  1. Lordy · January 26, 2010

    Top notch writing in the highest order!!…………..Wrong snap thou!

  2. Yousei Hime · January 26, 2010

    Amazing. Thank you for sharing this.

  3. lkthayer · January 26, 2010

    Your Lordship…this was my 2nd choice….better?

  4. Lordy · January 26, 2010

    Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrr that’s better young lady! Much much munch!!
    See me after class………

  5. lkthayer · January 26, 2010

    Yes sir!! 🙂

  6. Jaymie · January 26, 2010

    Wow, just wow.

  7. lkthayer · January 26, 2010

    Thank you Jaymie, poet goddess extraordinaire!! 🙂

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