• navoneil 15w

    Damn Slam

    Slam.
    Like a five setter ring-fight. Nadal-Federer.

    Slam.
    Like the door shutting. Over and over.

    Slam.
    Like a backslap. But a lot, lot harder.

    Slam.
    Like poetry bleeding. Hurt. Much hurter.

    Slam.
    Like prison cage. Iron, fist, and mortar.

    Slam.
    Like slang: slam-bam-thank-you-ma'am.


    And you're thinking -
    That's not how it goes.

    It's wham.

    It's wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am.
    Not slam.

    No, that's not a thing.

    And that didn't even rhyme
    With all the others.


    Damn.
    You're right.

    Listener.

    No it isn't.
    No it didn't.

    Thank you for noticing what's
    Most important.


    Who really ever cares about "ma'am"
    Cowering
    In the corner
    Of your wham-bam-sledgeslammer?


    Sorry.
    What's that again?
    Can you say that one more time,

    But slower?


    ©navoneil