Jefferson Carter


Please


PLEASE



I wake up,
eye-to-eye with the cat’s anus.
He’s purring on my chest.
Why me, oh, Lord?
Like face time
with a rusty washer.
I hear good things
about the ungulates,
their table manners, their
clean plates. My kind
of animal, sweet-smelling,
modest, not like cats
weaving between your legs,
scent glands under their tails,
rubbing until you smell
like them, safe enough
to love. Take my species,
for example. I’m a person,
p-e-r-s-o-n. Before
the plague of white-eyes,
each nation called itself
“the people.” Take
my species. Please.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Please by Jefferson Carter )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. A Baby Hurt, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. Brewster's, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. गोरबो इसिँनिफ्राइ -48, Ronjoy Brahma
  4. Reign of Despair, Luca Menin
  5. Thoughts Of Prose, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. Her pride and honor, hasmukh amathalal
  7. गोरबो इसिँनिफ्राइ -47, Ronjoy Brahma
  8. Blood Of Innocence, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. Carbon and Life, douglas scotney
  10. Good-night love, good morning too, Mandolyn ...

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Walter Scott

The moon's on the lake, and the mist's on the brae,
And the Clan has a name that is nameless by day;
Then gather, gather, gather Grigalach!
Gather, gather, gather Grigalach!

...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]