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The Party's Over

a poem

By P. D. MurrayPublished 9 months ago 1 min read
"Bad Animals Party" Mixed media, 2021, P.D. Murray

There’s still a litter of glitter

In the shower drain and your pillow

Has a mauve streak of cupcake frosting.

The only toast left today

Is actually an English muffin.

Your playlist cross-fades to the BBC

And the workweek yawns like a cat

So filled with ennui it seems

Its head will split and spill

Tiny fangs, each named with a task:

Email who’s-it about what’s-it.

Buy two percent milk and tuna.

Change the sheets.

Evict all the remembered ex-lovers

Swaying to the beat and lifting flutes

To you, just for a moment,

As you swanned in your wings

Before the toppling back

To pigeon-hood.

love poems

About the Creator

P. D. Murray

Murray is an accomplished painter and writer.

Through 2010, he was shown exclusively by Treehouse Studio Galleries. His work hangs in private collections around the world. He's also published 5 books. You can see more at www.pdmurray.art

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