night after night

he was being a complete and utter arsehole to you

repeatedly . . .

and you knew it while it was happening

yet after he dumps you

you find yourself heartbroken

unable to go on

tear track marks forming

tears flowing

trudging their way down cheeks


singing evening arias

on wet stained pillow cases

night after night

night after night

you sit there

penning melancholy poems and lyrics

of loss

     of tragedy

to be played on raw catgut strings

so unfair

your thoughts bordering on madness at times

writing crazy stuff

not your style

your rage from helplessness

eating away at you

in half-starved intervals

alternated with sorrow . . .

you feel uneasy

crumble under the pen

crumple the words you’ve written

your face drawn and redrawn

sun shining

birds singing outdoors

a word of advice

instead of the image of he or she

imagine a dog’s arsehole

envision it in your mind

the wrinkles, the dot in the center

and you pining for it

night after night . . .

when you put it that way

it seems rather ridiculous

doesn’t it?

there are other fish in the sea

and you deserve a good one

by mary ann blinkhorn

Written for Three Word Wednesday at:  The three words:  crumble, drawn, uneasy

34 thoughts on “night after night

  1. Ian Moone says:

    yup, been there done that

  2. oldegg says:

    For all the upset and emotion here I still can’t get the vision her pining for a dog’s arsehole out of my mind! Was that really a prompt word somewhere? For all that there will be many that will relate to the feelings expressed in this breakup.

  3. SoHaiku says:

    Great image! And i can take that and think of a dogs arsehole wherevr the human kind appear. Thank you, ha ha ha.

  4. abdulbencamel says:

    with regard to your “disclaimer,” As a dogshark would say, the object of ones desire is equal to and obtainable by the ability to sniff out that which is projected into and within this great sea of desire…
    -you are a wild one, Miss Blinkhorn!

  5. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Fabulous, Mary Ann! Great humor and wisdom in a great poem.


  6. 4joy says:

    Love can make us lose our minds, and color our world with gray and black…..So, dive into that multi-hued sea and see what you can catch…

  7. Sheilagh Lee says:

    been there and then come to a realization that i was better off.

  8. Ms. Nine says:

    A 3WW gem. Again. I enjoy your words. I’m tagging you. Can’t help it.
    You’re da bomb. And tag, you’re it.

  9. Love this idiosyncratic poem, and I love the intermittent bolding of certain words – very creative –

  10. Rallentanda says:

    It’s terribly embarrassing thinking about what we do to ourselves in these situations. I draw the line at thinking of dog’s bums:)

  11. Kurt says:

    Hilarious and deep at the same time. How’d you do that?

    • mypenandme says:

      I found an old six-line poem that I had written when I was much younger entitled, The Prize. It begins with, “I thought he was a prize, but instead he was an arsehole.” It made me laugh so hard. I had been so hurt over this guy’s bad behaviour. To eventually heal and write a poem like that held its own victory.

  12. Just not worth it, is it? I think we’re all had “arseholes” like this in our past.

  13. rmp says:

    “imagine a dog’s arsehole”
    wow…what a way of putting things in perspective.

    really enjoyed.

  14. Ken W. Simpson says:

    I nice mixture of serendipidity, cupidity and crudity.

    • mypenandme says:

      Thanks, Ken. This is a rare piece for me. I’m rarely crude in my writing. I had fun writing it though. It made me laugh. I appreciate your visit. Thanks for stopping by.

  15. leander42 says:

    There can’t be many writers who can fit a dog’s arse into a poem about love, loss and pining.

  16. booguloo says:

    This looks like automatic writing and it shows a lot of yourself and your creativity. Nice whatever you call it!!

  17. Wonderful! Loved the progression of emotions/thoughts/healing through poetry!

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