by Ethel Meilleur

Wrap me in your personality
and roll me off your tongue

Open your mouth and let the river run through
while I fish into your taste buds

Paint by the alphabet
Clean your teeth with the bristles

Wrap my body in sourdough
Store me in your lunchbox

Take my hand and blend it
with your gin rummy

Tomorrow when you wake up
you'll shit your pants

Don’t put all your pearls in the same basket
The tears you save may be your own

Don’t let the cat’s meow out of the bag
You’ll get caught with your pants down

Roll yourself up in a fur ball
and burst

Ethel Meilleur

Contributing Author

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Instructions by Ethel Meilleur is a Blasted Tree original poem.