Adam and Steve

there’s this goon at
work who, as soon
as he’s assured to be
among like-minded
fellows,

starts in on gay marriage

he has no new material

nothing you haven’t heard
a million times before

he is an idiot:

those who manage to endure
the passive-aggression, the
suspicions founded or
otherwise, the hatred
born of idiosyncratic habits
such as you never ever
wind up the vacuum cord
or how when cleaning i
miss the dirt that only
women can see

and the thousand other
natural shocks that
coupling is heir to

should at least get to
visit each other in the
hospital

and survivor’s benefits
in the event one doesn’t
make it

not to mention a purple
heart

after the original
goes black

©IM
2017
Shared publiclyView activity