Definition of Vice

Written for:  Poetics Aside #459
“For today’s prompt, write a vice poem. If you grew up in the 80s (like me), then the first thought that popped in your head was probably Miami Vice. And if you want to write poems about colorful t-shirts and sports coats, go for it. But vice means immoral or wicked behavior–like dealing drugs or double parking at the grocery store (you know who you are).”

There are people whose vices
are Viceroy.
For some, the name is
Demon Rum.
How about pyromaniacs
or those who rob for a living?
Then you have prostitution,
benign as compared to killers.


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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