Have I Offended You?

Have I offended you enough?
Is today the day when you will
type your pedantic verses
on the not quite organic paper
you were lucky enough
to find, buried under last year’s
lonely hearts Valentine card
stock in a flash Friday
two for one sale at Chrissy’s
Cuts and dollar bargain free-for-all?

Have I offended you enough?
Is today the day when you will
gather your witches, clock
the moon and mercury two
days too late and huddle
under the laughing moon
and cast your silly words
and maybe a ripple or two my way?

I hope I have offended you enough.
I hope today is the day when you will
pull your head out of the clouds
and your ass out of the water.
I hope today is the day when you will
greet the anger in your heart
and wring the pain from your soul,
so I can meet you where the road ends
and the fire begins, and together
we can be offended again.

©Nicole Lyons 2018

5 thoughts on “Have I Offended You?

  1. And if I am not offended when the smile of a cat in a tree tells me I am mad, what then? Offended together, I do like that. Then let us find and join that queen who cries, “Off with their heads!”

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  2. Wow.. what a powerful use of words and the pain it carries when you are feeling at the brink of a meltdown, at the very end of the argument.. when you feel the pain and anger seething from every single pore of your body. Brilliant.

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