Musings on a Friendly Leak

faucet1The faucet has issues.
We both know it.
I look away when she goes
kunk, kunk, kunk.
I don’t like to stare.
She pretends it didn’t happen.
But the water trickling from her hose
Like a fighter’s bloodied nose
Is hard to ignore. I wipe it off.
I go about my business but
Soon I’m back. I pause.
The faucet has issues.
We both know it.

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About joegergen

To evoke a smile. That's all. Author of "Methane Wars: A Fable" and "Lear's Fool" as well as various poems and some these painting things as well.
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6 Responses to Musings on a Friendly Leak

  1. merbear74 says:

    Home Depot has those rubber rings. 🙂

  2. joegergen says:

    Too funny. And you’re right. Because we know it’s not the faucet that has issues, don’t we.

  3. I’ve found that stuffing a cork in

    Never mind.
    I’m thinking of the dog.
    Was also tempted at times to fix my mother-in-law like that, only it would have involved giving up at least one of my socks too.

    Great verse, though.
    Lighthearted axiom of life.

  4. Not gonna go there.
    I’m just going to keep it to myself and hope it doesn’t affect my dreams tonight.

  5. mikesteeden says:

    A remarkably good poem capturing as it does the vagaries of life.

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