Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Be Careful What You Ask God For

I asked God
to give me an experience
to write about,

one to illustrate
the human condition,
visceral and exciting,
to make my writing
sail through the blank pages.

Be careful what you ask God for.

So when
the hell broke out,
and Lauren left me
for another man,
I asked God for
something
to take away the pain,
and along came Kim,
and with
a giggling acquiescence
without a struggle,
she disrobed,
and climbed upon
the dessert cart,
naked and splay-legged,
and invited me
to partake.

And take I did.

Be careful what you ask God for.

I thought I could
talk my way out of it.

If her husband
ever found out,
I'd just deny it.

(yes,
I know, I know.)

But when he called,
three months later
screaming and blood
furious,
(she told him
I raped her)
telling me he was
going to shoot
my balls off
and he knew where
I lived,

the police told
me to go into hiding
until they could
calm him down
and I could get
a restraining order.

So, as I began
recounting
this sordid tale
I realized,
that I was writing about
the human condition,
visceral and exciting,
I just never guessed
it'd be for
a police report.

Be careful what you ask God for.

21 comments:

  1. Stunning, Mosk. Be careful, indeed.

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    1. Yes, now all my prayers are about thankfulness.

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  2. Oh goodness, only a really brave soul ask any god for something "visceral and exciting".

    Love the train-wreck motifs running like hell through this poem.

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    1. Only a dumb ass would ask for such a thing! Great idea for a prompt.

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  3. Oh my God, Mosk. Oh is it wrong i am gigglin my ass off?

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    1. Of course not. I also laugh...Now, 22 years later.Thanks.

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  4. This is freaking excellent. The human condition, indeed.

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    1. Thanks, at least it got me a few poems.

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  5. This is a frightening write, and though you got your wishes it was hardly worth the price..

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  6. I agree :D this is downright brilliant!

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    1. And it was completely life changing.

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  7. O my goodness this peels back the human condition and reveals trouble. Dynamic piece.

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    1. Yes, this almost made a man of me.

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  8. Haha! I shouldn't be laughing but....

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    1. Please, laugh on! I was so stupid and hurting and horny. A bad combination.

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  9. Oh my!! This is stunning. Be careful indeed.

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  10. Thanks, and yes, be careful.

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  11. PS MY gosh, reading your own replies to comments, I realise it was not fictional! All the more powerful for that, and glad you learned something.

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    1. Definitely not fictional. This is documentary. Thx

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