Man-Made Mood

suicide
can swoon you
come the solstice moon’s
return

in spite of its obsequious attendance
on the fives and tens

some would even say
it was romantic

though i’m not inclined
to justify your prying
either way

airing such affairs
errs most uncouth
besides this documenting

circumstances
spare no time to tarry

only in the spongecake
of a soft and silky
skull-bound stockade

does a tolerance
evince

alas, these are but
ramblings
of a mordant
man-made mood

so pardon me
for pissing
on your balsamine
impatiens

[image credit: Frantisek Kobliha]

Author: Max Meunier

Feminist. Ailurophile. Musician. Poet. Human.

1 thought on “Man-Made Mood”

  1. The thought of suicide, i’m sure, had all crossed our minds at one time in our lives or another, but it’s NOT acting upon that strong impulse to kill ourselves that matters the most…

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