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Desperate For Entertainment

 

by Michael Marrotti

 

 

It must be bad

if you're reading

this poem

 

I can only imagine

how disappointing

Netflix is right now

and how that penis

or pussy

just won't suffice

 

So here you are

options all depleted

lowering your standards

for what a miniscule

amount of people

still consider to be

entertainment

 

You must want

a clever poem

about some

familiar subject

maybe a cure

for your head

or poetic masturbation

 

Well I'll tell you what

there's a devastating

drought here in

Pittsburgh

 

My dealer is out

of sustenance

no Wi-Fi connection

I've been stalking

her residence

the future is bleak

her house is vacant

 

Needless to say

I'm an emotional wreck

my mental health

is fleeting

apprehension

has prevailed

I'm no fan

of feeling these feelings

 

So you want

a witty poem

lemme guess

it has to have

a punch line

at the ending

you need joy

you need happiness

you need to feel

pleasant feelings

 

The barbarian

inside of me

I have a tendency

to suppress

has two Converse All-Stars

inside the door

 

Show me

your fucking face

I'll give you

that punch line

of an ending




Poetry in Need

 

by Michael Marrotti

 

 

I'm not

making

history

with this poem

 

I'm merely

making time

go by

a little bit

faster

 

Striving for

some type of

abstract euphoria

something to tide

me over

 

As I clean out

this straw for

particles of

nothingness

 

Which leaves

me and the reader

disappointed

 

Since one of the

main components

for inspiration

turned out to be

nothing but a taste

 

I can't be expected

to write an

entertaining poem

when I myself

am not enjoying

the benefits of

entertainment

 

So if you're

holding more

than socialist

literature

 

Send me a Gmail

I'll bring the razor

you could be

beneficial

to five or six

readers




One Man Can Only Take So Much

 

by Michael Marrotti

 

 

I've sacrificed

more than

you could

ponder

 

Dropped

my standards

from the peak

of the bridge

down to the

Allegheny River

over one

too many

personality

disorders

just to hold

your fragile hand

 

We fucked

in the strangest

places

 

I recollect

holding my breath

in the porta john

the end result

was dripping off

your pretty face

like milky tears

of a future mistake

 

From day to day

you were a

different person

the pussy always

remained the same

 

If I could pick

the one

I enjoyed most

I wouldn't

waste my time

 

Time is precious

now it's a thing

of the past

 

I'll never get

those days back

I've called it quits

 

Life is too short

to always feel

like a loser

 

One man

against

any army

doesn't

stand a chance

 

 

 

Michael Marrotti is an author from Pittsburgh, using words instead of violence to mitigate the suffering of life in a callous world of redundancy. His primary goal is to help other people. He considers poetry to be a form of philanthropy. When he's not writing, he's volunteering at the Light of Life homeless shelter on a weekly basis. If you appreciate the man's work, please check out his book, F.D.A. Approved Poetry, available at Amazon.




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