Guest poem submitted by Tiffany Mork:
(Poem #632) I Wrote A Good Omelet
I wrote a good omelet...and ate a hot poem... after loving you Buttoned my car...and drove my coat home...in the rain... after loving you I goed on red...and stopped on green....floating somewhere in between... being here and being there... after loving you I rolled my bed...turned down my hair...slightly confused but...I don't care... Laid out my teeth...and gargled my gown...then I stood ...and laid me down... to sleep... after loving you
This poem has been a favorite of mine since high school, when a mentor, in a desperate bid to keep me out of trouble, introduced me to Ms. Giovanni's works and then Ms. Giovanni herself. The jumbled cliches and mixed up phrases of everyday life so completely evoke the jumbled and mixed up emotions of finding new love and being swept away with it, that one just simply smiles and nods, understanding it completely. Ms. Giovanni is currently a Professor of English at Virgina Polytechnic Institute and State University; there's more biographical information at [broken link] http://athena.english.vt.edu/Giovanni/cv/biog.html Tiffany Mork.