Tuesday, 15 March 2016


When I had my mid-life crisis I decided to make a stand
the monstrosity that is time itself.

I threw away all my clocks and endeavored to live my life
to the rise and fall of the planets.
My life changed in many amazing ways until the day I got fired from my job,
burned the pot roast
and forgot all about the little orphan that I had hidden in the attic.

I will never forget the look on his tiny face or the pain
in my crotch
when he kicked me where the sun doesn't always shine.


                                                                            (C) Ally Atherton 2016

Written for the 100 Word Challenge hosted by Tara Roberts over at Thin Spiral Notebook.

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  1. LOL that was great! It started off so inspirational...

  2. A bit late - but I'm glad I didn't miss this one! Love the twist, and the poor, poor speaker...