The Excitement of Laundry Lists
You have never been tempted to read
other peoples shopping lists
or laundry lists.
It is better to go shopping
I recommend against sorting
a stranger's dirty clothing.
I can understand how few
might want to read a strangers poem
or short story unless
threatened with a sharp object.
Who, otherwise, would be foolish
enough to waste even three minutes
reading a stranger's writing,
unless they guessed that
the conclusion might culminate
in a tiny smile crawling somewhere
between their chin and nose?
Not face scrubbed with sweaty socks.