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