I found a flower
in the middle of a metaphor
and doused it in gasoline
because of my hatred for metaphors
but once I was done
I found
it had become a simile
which was worse
so now I just let
flowers be metaphors
though I grind
my teeth
as I do



Grilling the sun
and broiling the moon
are both impossible
except in poetry
where everything is a metaphor
and words are held at gunpoint
and forced into uncomfortable compromises
while poets stand around them
and nod sanctimoniously


The road of life
is bumpy
and full of obstacles
mostly for hobbits
who inherit problematic jewelry
but also for non-hobbits
who inherit no jewelry at all

This has been a metaphor

I hope you enjoyed it

I put hobbits
in all my metaphors

Tiny Sword

Your tiny sword
is a metaphor
that pulses with meaning
as you hold it
in your tiny hand

the tininess of the sword
and the hand
and the metaphor

My love for you
is a tiny sword
with a blunt edge

Sharpen it
my love

Sharpen i