Mother’s Warning

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie  Wordle #113 “June 13th, 2016”

Wordle 113

In an ocean of dust

And human detritus,

Slithery silverfish gather

In bathroom bacchanalia,

Feasting on rancid remnants of mascara,

Flakes of torn-off toilet tissue and wallpaper.

As I heave and fumble,

My face translucent

At the sickening sight,

I recall an element

Of cliché

In mother’s warning about hygiene.

I believed the silver fish were treasure

Until I realised, to my displeasure,

They were an example of mondegreen.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016


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