Written for: Poetic Asides November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 18
Write a good for nothing poem. The poem doesn’t have to be good for nothing, though it’s fine if it is. But maybe it’s about a good for nothing so-and-so, or a good for nothing situation. Or maybe the narrator of your poem has a dark outlook on the world in general.
Of love are not love. Declarations
On depth of your love for her to others,
Does not mean a thing if she does not see or
Feel this undying, unselfish endearment.
Old hurts do not dissolve in ticking of time,
Rather stay in back of brain, bothersome voice
Nagging and nagging at her ragged heart. She is
Outgrowing your needs, noticing
That she is a person with needs as well.
Hell, she never has put herself first.
It is time to end that relationship that
Nibbles, gnaws away at her flesh–bit by bit. She says,
Go find yourself another sponge.