Prompt is for Doug at Sunwinks!, June 8, 2014
You’re dumb; you’re stupid, the mirror said,
take a look in me and you’ll see!
You’re dumb, stupid, but I am not,
though looking in that thing seemed meant to be.
You’re dumb, it repeated as I looked around,
not wanting to look, it’s the same old song.
You’re dumb, stupid, I command you to look,
as it drew my eyes to it; we just don’t get along.
You’re dumb, it shouted, louder than the flush,
yes, I’m in the bathroom, came here to p…-do this,
You’re dumb, stupid, it began, so snide,
wanting to get out, run, as it let out a hiss.
You’re dumb, stupid! – look into my eyes,
and just like that, I’d had it; had come to the end.
You’re dumb, stupid, it continued to scream,
as I picked up that heavy thing, as if in a dream.
I’m dumb, stupid, it was right all along,
for I lost it, smashed it, .cracked it with a toy truck.
So, dumb, stupid, in mirror-jail I am,
and have seven more years bad luck.
I’m dumb, stupid, the thing was right,
everything that it said to me.
I’m dumb, stupid, as I now have enough,
hundreds of seven years bad luck, x three.
Copyright M. Nicholson 2014