Saturday, 12 November 2011

November PAD 12: Measuring

Today's Prompt: Write an excess poem


Today's Poem:

ENOUGH

There’s no world standard for small:
a petite or pequeno may translate to
medium or extra tiny.

There’s no world standard for large:
a grande or largo may translate to
medium or extra huge.

There’s no world standard for enough
or too much
or too little
or too butch
or too brittle
or too fat
or too thin
or too course
or too smooth
everything translates subject to interpretation.

There’s no world standard for overflow,
but we know what is greed
and need
and desperate
and clean
and disparity
and dirt
and pain
and hurt.

What is most excessive
is inconsistency
but I guess we can
blame Congress
for that too.



Today's Ponderings: Catch up mode! This poem is a bit out of context and I'm definitely marking it as a draft (although it has had a couple makeovers that took me some time). It's six days late, but I am glad to be all caught up!

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