Hopkin’s Disease.

How does she do it, Hopkins,

so much bile and hate

in one mealy mouthed squished

heart. I would

ignore her but she refuses to go away

as I was taught at school

and home

that if you give no quarter to the verbal

spouting gob talking shit bully

they disappear long

into the night, their shadow blissfully forgotten.

If only there was a way to lose you.


Ian D. Hall 2016