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Sunday, January 6, 2019

HUMONGOUS BURNT SIENNA TURD




How sadly festive is the geriatric pensione!
Does the pensione make you shiver?
Does it?

I saw the seaside sentinels

Of my generation fall.
How I mourned the old hotel.
How I mourned our breezy apartment
Overlooking the shoreline slum.
It makes me shiver now.

The pensione smells 

On account of old farts
Blasting off farts.

The cafe is a pig trough.

Down down down 
Into the bowels they waddle
The chubby, the oily, the endomorphic.

I saw the flavor of my island destroyed.

Are you upset by how 
greasy the food is now
and how it all tastes like McShitburger?
Does it tear you apart to see
the once proud resort
pulled under by a tsunami of salami?

A humongous

Burnt sienna turd?

The winds blew through

But they didn't erase the memories.
So blow out the candles
Another year has passed.
The die is cast.

The pensione awaits.


24 comments:

  1. Very artsy fartsy … now go and do sumthin bout it says this Alberta cat and her cat Theo.

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    1. It's literally fartsy...
      but that die is cast
      life is still a blast
      unless it's the old folks firing 'em off again

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  2. Oh, that title made me chuckle primarily. Quite an interesting take on the idea and memories of all that has gone and all that has turned into a product of mass consumption.

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  3. Oh the memories of its heyday will never fade, no matter how decrepit it and its aging actors become.

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    1. At a certain point, that's all that's left.

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  5. You tell it like it is, for which I am grateful.

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  6. How funny and dark at the same time. I confess to having to look up "pensione." A fun read. Well crafted!

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    1. Thank you, Colleen! I guess funny and dark describes me as well!

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  7. Funny and dark indeed, and whimsical--but your message is solid, and when the world changes around us, we can deal with it with humor or pathos, our choice. A second reading made me smile even wider.

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    1. Humor and pathos go hand in hand...thanks for smiling twice!

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  8. Fun and flatulence and a healthy dose of anger...enjoyed this!

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    1. Fun and flatulence...now there's a line I can use somewhere...hope you don't mind if I borrow!

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  9. Angst cloaked in humor! Very clever.

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  10. Keeping it dark, but psinting a smile on it. Nice piece...

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  11. Thank you, my friend. It is only from darkness that we proceed toward the light.

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