get the jelly donut

image titled “High Street raspberry filled” on Flickr

get the jelly donut
they said
it’s to die for

what they meant was
you’ll die if you eat it
but i knew
they meant me no help
i could tell they were shifty

i guess i’ve never met
one of them that wasn’t shifty
but this lot
with their tiny wings
and over sized smiles
set off alarms even before
they offered unsolicited advice

what i didn’t expect
was the filling to be
fairy eggs, which granted
are very lovely in both
texture and flavor
but it’s fairy-food
by the strictest of definitions
which no one in their right mind
should ever eat
plus it allows them to target you
as part of a family vendetta
if it’s one thing you never
never want
it’s a whole family of fairies
hanging around in your life
meddling with vengeance on their mind

i’ll never understand a species
that sacrifices their children
for their own self indulgent
entertainment
but that’s the shifty little
winged buggers for you

About Kary

I write many things, prose, poems, prose, flash fiction, and novels. I've always loved the free form poem, and practice it most often. Feedback welcome. View all posts by Kary

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: