A Poet's Double Life

For poets working outside the literary world.

April Poem-a-Day Challenge, Day 15


Prompt: Write an infested poem

During the Legislative Session

This place is crawling with lobbyists
and their plastered smiles and practiced
sleight of handouts hidden in fixed
handshakes. They smell power and swarm,
corner you in bathrooms, on slow elevators,
blind you with the golden flash of name
plaques pinned to left lapels. They roam
the halls seeking a warm and willing
host to hatch their agendas. If you let
them get too close, they will burrow
into your office, feed off your kindness,
take tiny bites of your soul.

~Pamela L. Taylor © 2013

Author: poetsdoublelife

Poet and strategy/data guru living in Massachusetts.

3 thoughts on “April Poem-a-Day Challenge, Day 15

  1. Wow, I felt like taking a shower after reading that. I’m not sure there’s ever been an environment more poisonous than the NC State legislature. Eeeeesh.

  2. Pingback: Lessons Learned from a April Poem-a-Day Challenge Veteran | A Poet's Double Life

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