Scent Defense

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2015 Challenge – Day 29
Write an open letter poem.
When I think of open letters, I think of those editorials written in the newspaper or online that take a common problem or a media story and give their solution or take on the matter. Often, they spur more debate than solve problems, but they’re often written with a purpose.

Dear Abby,

Imagine working side by side
with a person who smells
like garlic is grated into
his skin, and he has not
laundered socks or himself
in a long time, if ever. Since
none of us in the office are willing
to take this person aside and tell
him that he needs to top up
his toilette, we turn to you
for help.

Distressed in Derry

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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