Sue Parman’s poetry collection, The Thin Monster House, is scheduled to be released by Finishing Line Press on June 9, 2012. Orders may be placed online at www.finishinglinepress.com (click on “PREORDER FORTHCOMING TITLES link”). The following link should take you directly to the author page: http://www.finishinglinepress.com/product_info.php?cPath=2&products_id=706.
Shunning the end of anything
For your last meal from the OED
I serve you finifugal. I shun you
as I shun the end of a good book. I neglect
to turn out the light, keep saying,
“Oh this is a good one” as I scan the page
for one more word to keep you here. I laugh longer
and encourage you to talk between bites.
I practice abstinence of time,
mince words and eat each second slowly.
I shun your absence as you measure me for mine.