Thursday, June 30, 2016

Mikaela Castledine #182 Thank you and Goodnight (tongue in cheek for all the June poets)

I’m thinking of journeys and tasks
Sisyphus Christ the miller’s daughter
oh they are eternal
punishment for misdeeds
meant to instruct
Herculean you might say
one poem per day for one year
rolling each one uphill
twisting each one into existence
carrying the immense weight of them
it’s a capricious damnation

and then others come along
for a matter of weeks
no more
and look, I’m not...
but christ!
if Simon of Cyrene had said
phew! carrying that cross
for that little section was hard
I’m glad I did it
but I might have a little lie down now
Jesus would have nailed him a new one
thanks for your poems
it’s been lovely reading you
but ease up on the exhaustion
some of us have 184 more to write


  1. LOL and touché. But look at it this way – you will have BIG poetic muscles by the time you're finished. xx

  2. This made me chuckle and I DO agree with you.


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.