All the Original Everything

Twins and Poetry All the Original Everything
All the original everything has
Rolled out the factory.

The Whatsits and Whosees along with
Their two point oh children

Now retired to a retail museum.
Wait awhile: won’t be long ’til

The oily new marketing rep
Sells the idea: it’s time to reinvent you.

Latin is dead. Long live the King
Of Romance, the rhetorical foundation for

Grammatical correctness, and his fuck buddy
Political correctness as well.

All the Original Everything, now showing at the drive-in.
Dinner and a Realization:

It’s all the same chicken. It’s all the same
Spices. It’s all the same dulcet DNA.

— day 19, Poetry Month

You May Also Like:

Elizabeth Howard

Elizabeth writes literary non-fiction, haiku, cultural rants, and Demand Poetry in order to forward the cause of beautiful writing. She teaches and speaks about the rhetorical impact of beautiful writing. A recent transplant to Connecticut, she calls London, Kansas City, and Iowa home. 

Tags:

  4 comments for “All the Original Everything

  1. Chris Dawson
    April 20, 2017 at 3:57 am

    Hey Elizabeth! I especially like this one. Thank you for the daily dose.

    • April 20, 2017 at 6:34 am

      Hi Chris! Thanks. I’m working on a response to this as well.

  2. April 21, 2017 at 3:30 am

    My favorite one yet (and I’m not just saying that because Chris said it). As always, I am in awe of your word wizardry.

Comments are closed.