15. Hateful Things
xxxCaramel in chocolate. Hot rain all year round. Cold sea in the summer. A tulip browning in the spring. Babies. Pedestrians who hog sidewalks. Commuters who hog staircases. Small talk when I have not had a drink. Squeaky voices. They are especially unbearable when they read poems. They scratch like chalk on a chalkboard going on. Dates who talk about themselves the whole time. List poems. Dogma of any kind. It is even more hateful in the mouth of an ugly man. Beet. To be contradicted.