Hernia, poetry written by Alan Britt at Spillwords.com



written by: Alan Britt


Love had a hernia,
& what a love affair
it was.

Razor affair.

If you ignore the night nurse
from Nigeria, nurse
with the personality of gunpowder.

That’s when the horse of a different
color appeared smack in the middle
of senior English class with an ermine
white ‘67 Vette melting like a jasmine-
scented candle beneath a magnolia
bush in bloom.

In the name of love, love survived
a hernia to love again, & what
a love affair it’s been.

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