Poetry Corner: “Set The Alarm”

Set the alarm

agonizing daybreak
punch your timecard in the slot of mockery
distant from the Club Med
packaged release
can be cached
when the rat trap salesman and the countess
frolic in the bathtubs of seedy motels
while fantasy hawkers
crouch behind the armchair
teasing pulsating veins

praise aortas
alas it beats
arduously battling a multitude of cigarettes
imaginary confrontations

The ticking of nuclear warheaded pregnant
with screaming alarms
monotonous begging chant
summoning the high priestess of the pillow
to honour yesterday’s victims
with several hours of respite
not warranted
and no money returned if not satisfied

Robert K. Stephen

Published by Robert K Sephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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