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    Excuses. Excuses

    Another retread (or rethread), though I can't seem to find the original post on the forums. This one originated in May 2008, just about 12 years ago.

    Excuses, Excuses

    on a sleepover I overslept.
    The alarm forgot to bzzt
    because the power went out
    partying last night

    and this a.m. it’s choking
    on the short hairs
    of the dog who bit it.

    After eating the kids’
    homework, the pup regurgitated
    facts: 1066, the sum
    of the hypotenuse, meiosis.

    I missed my ride,
    and it doesn’t miss me.
    The bus broke down
    in tears because it came
    down with a case of dys-Lexus-ia.

    Me, I’ve got Venus
    envy at the wrong time
    of month, cramping
    my style. My water broke

    all over my dry Tortugas.
    I had to stop to smell
    the peonies. I left
    my wallet in my other plants.

    I cut you
    a check that bounced
    when I dropped it
    on the way to the mailbox.
    It sprung a hammy
    while tying the string
    on its sweatpants.

    At the orifice I already gave
    a fig that flouted Newton’s Laws.
    My pockets are philosophical
    but not deep --

    they’re empty now
    of their last seven-fifty,
    donated to an orphan in need
    of pouring a latte
    into his Florida panhandle.

    These quicksilver dollars
    sprout wings, right?--
    just like the ones suddenly
    protruding from my back -–

    I’d really, really,
    really love to help you out,
    Pal, but right now
    I gotta fly.

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