RAINE REFLECTIONS

© Christopher Raine

The Toaster



My toaster pops, baby
the toast is charred and black
I really hate this toaster
do you think they’d take it back?
 
Is that some kind of funky metaphor?
you have to pause and ask
well I’m not qualified
to answer questions like that.
 
My rhyme is broken now
and my reason is cutting back
but there ain’t no way, anyway
so cut me a little slack
 
Now I ain’t complaining, baby
about this goddamn thing
you know I bought it last July
or in April, in the spring
 
How do you like your toast
almost white or almost black?
how do you take your truths?
oh, I guess you don’t like that
 
We got these broken things
all around this goddamn place
will you look me in the eye?
will you slap me in the face?

My toaster pops, baby
the toast is charred and black
I really hate this toaster
do you think they’d take it back?



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