The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts


POTW #802
(Week of 17 June, 2012)

The delight and enthusiasm one feels about a fresh bar of soap is a useful metaphor for so many things in life....

New Soap

O bar of soap
As yet unspoiled
Soft brick of hope
For we the soiled
Solid, smooth
Neuroses soothed
Offenses baptized
Bright salvation
Wishful thinking
Starts the shrinking
Slow decline and redesign
Of confidence and competence
Erosion in the daily grind
Of frothy shower consequence
Promise ebbs to disappointment
Leaving a mean little sliver
But the soap in the box awaits anointment
And this one is sure to deliver

Copyright © 2012 by Dave Grossman

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