Monday, November 17, 2008

An Early-Morning, Mourning, Free-Form Poem I Formed for Nurse Betty

Nurse Betty,
Brave, brazen, bastion of beauty,

Thoughtful, lovable nymph.

“He never deserved you,” he shouts towards his monitor,
Like a child jerks extraneously while mashing a gamepad…
In the pre-Wii days.

“I want to be the co-dependent leech that ends your loneliness.”
He says, realizing that he threw away his last love in much the same way…
Like a piece of trash.

How does he prove to her, or even to himself,
That he is any better than the turd who went before?
For he himself has been a terrible, tumultuous turd,
Unworthy of the love he once spurned.


Inkpot said...

in the pre wii days is my favourite line.

Don't worry about how you have behaved in the past. Don't even worry about how you might behave in the future. Just be there for her now. Every relationship breaks up for faults on both sides, one person is rarely solely responsible.

Malice Blackheart said...

You know, it's amazing how often I forget that. My brain has somehow crystallized into a state of self-blame for my last break-up. Ema also told me this the other day. And you're right, you know. You're both right.