• Amit Banerjee

A bad houseguest


A bad houseguest

Untidy, unappreciative.

He leaves trash all over,

and won't pick up after himself

The air reeks with his noxious fumes

from his farts

and the smelly food he cooks.

He’ll overflow the tub

And don’t get me started on the thermostat

It doesn’t matter if I feel too hot or too cold.

He does whatever pleases him

I’m too polite to ask him to leave.

I wish he’d just die

I try to be subtle and inconvenience him

with some mild pranks

but year after year passes,

and I keep up the formalities:

“hey, how’s it going”

and

“happy birthday…”

A bad houseguest

Untidy, unappreciative

He leaves trash all over

and won't pick up after himself

The air reeks with his noxious fumes

from his cars

and the dirty coal he burns

He’ll overflow the sea

And don’t get me started on the thermostat

It doesn’t matter if I get too hot or too cold.

He does whatever pleases him

I’m too polite to ask him to leave.

I wish he’d just die

I try to be subtle and inconvenience him

with some severe weather

but year after year passes,

and I keep up the formalities:

“hey, how’s it going”

and

“happy earth day…”


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