When I read about this week's (totally optional) Poetry Thursday idea, my first response was 'nope, not going to happen.'
I don't do humor.
My husband is always nagging me to write light verse--something a la Ogden Nash. (My favorite of his "The Termite.") While I adore Nash's work, his voice isn't *my* voice, and even my light poems tend to have heavy undertones.
I'm not sure why exactly that is. I'm not a downer of a person. I do love clever wordplay and a good pun. I laugh. A lot. But I've also been described as 'intense' and told I 'think too much'.
So here is the *one* silly poem I could find amongst all the poems I have written over the past 5 years.
I think I need to find my inner silly. . .
The Green of Betrayal
coats the floor. Air,
dusted with deadly green,
infiltrates a defenseless nose.