July 4, 2008

loud and obnoxious

c'mon mr. roberts
exit peacefully
go away

you have turned me into someone despicable
so i beg you please
go away go go go

he's so loud and obnoxious
fat egotistical pig
they whispered, these two girls
and i heard them

c'mon mr. roberts
let me be me again
fly out of my head
let go off me

i beg you please
how did i become this beast
that looks back at me
from a dirty window pane

a.j. bates (New London, CT, 1986)