Sunday, October 10, 2010

favorites

by rhoda penmarq






when i was born i made a list of my 25 favorite universes

when i opened my eyes i made a list of my 25 favorite ceilings







who each made a list of their 25 favorite spiders




who each made a list of their 25 favorite flies







who each made a list of their 25 favorite windows

outside the window i made a list of my 25 favorite flowers

who each made a list of their 25 favorite bees






who each made a list of their 25 favorite skies

who each made a list of their 25 favorite clouds

who each made a list of their 25 favorite raindrops








who each made a list of their 25 favorite umbrellas

who each made a list of their 25 favorite doormen

who each made a list of their 25 favorite hotels

in their 25 favorite cities

in their 25 favorite universes



entering the lobby i asked the desk clerk for my 25 favorite newspapers

which i took up to my 25 room suite on the 25th floor









where i read my 25 favorite comic strips

and checked the scores of my 25 favorite teams









and the progress of my 25 favorite wars

fought by the followers of my 25 favorite gods









who each made a list of their 25 favorite followers

but i wasn't on any of their lists







so i cried 25 tears

who's your favorite?















3 comments:

Dan Leo said...

Absolutely classic.

Every schoolchild should be taught to memorize this in the second grade.

rhoda said...

thanks, dan! and thanks for the plug on facebook.

human being said...

surely you are on my list of 25 favorite poets/writers... on top of it!

you are one of the few poets whose works make me think deeeeeeep... and i never get tired of rereading them...