Is This a Parable Or What?


It started with a dream all 6 sisters had.

The dream began in a sink disposal.

Nasty, slimy, each landed in a mess

at the bottom of a tall, long wall.

First one tried to scrub away the mess,

spreading the stain, making it worse.

The second painted over the gunk,

denying the contamination.  It still

stank. The third hoisted herself up

the wall and looked over, then screamed

and fell into a big puddle of the stuff.

The fourth ran headlong into the wall

and broke her neck. The fifth jumped

in and covered herself from head to

toe, crowing like a rooster.  The sixth

and last sister sat down and cried.

Then the alarm clock rang and they

all rushed to the shower, except

for the sister with the broken neck.





About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.
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1 Response to Is This a Parable Or What?

  1. The 6 sisters theme and the way you put all the characters together is wow! and truly one of your best poems. 🙂

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