Louise Michelle


A Long Story Long

Some people are very long winded.
They never can shorten their speech.
They relish the chance for the spotlight
and sulk when it’s not in their reach.

It’s always when you’re in a hurry,
they give you a buzz on the phone.
The earful they dole is so boring
and doesn’t subside when you moan.

They never pay any attention
to time ticking by on the clock.
If only they’d be there in person,
you’d plug up their mouth with a sock.

There’s really no way you can stop them.
They rarely will learn to behave.
It’s likely they’ll still chew your ear off
while visiting you at your grave.

Louise Michelle loves to write wacky poetry and flash fiction. Her work has appeared in various e-zines and her collection, Fifty-One Flash Fiction Stories, is available on Amazon.