What Did You Expect

The sky is blue.
What did you expect?
The bus is full.
What did you expect?
I am going to work.
What did you expect?
My patience for this is taxed, hexed, and vexed.

The sweat popped out the pores on her forehead. She furrowed her brow, an involuntary reflex that had presented in her father and her father’s father. How far back into the shadowy reach of genealogical history does it go?

How did you expect to find your people after swallowing maternal distaste for the geological circumference of familial location? Years lost before you trace your way back with a flashlight.

What, dear girl, what did you expect of this world whose job is simply to spin on angle, to orbit, and try to shake you off like a flea off the back of a pack mule. Off with you and your petty irritations with the discomforts of your host’s provisions, bloodsucker.
What did you expect of your poor mother who felt malnourished? The banquet table was set elsewhere, her poor breasts hung empty. And who did yours ever feed, you of great expectations in the promise of a new day?

Please, we await you. How may we provide all you need with your open hands waiting to receive, but you with your requirements.You are the ungrateful poor.

When she looked up
the sky was blue
yet clouds obscured it.
The air was breathable
though not undamaged.
The bus was full,
but on time.
Expectation be damned.

Advertisements

One thought on “What Did You Expect

  1. Wow. “What, dear girl, what did you expect of this world whose job is simply to spin on angle, to orbit, and try to shake you off like a flea off the back of a pack mule.”
    Wow.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s