Barely Poetry

Inspired by Katie Casey’s bravery in poetry, I “penned” this semi-autobiographical poem during class last night.

It’s called “Is she a writer or is she lazy?”

She uses it as an excuse,
says “I’m a writer” when
she oversleeps for a 4:30 class
and when she forgets to do
the laundry and he has to wear
dirty socks
and when she gets caught not
listening to your story about
your tough class or your stupid boyfriend.
And the cat doesn’t get fed
and she says she thinks best
with a pen in her hand but
you suspect she’s only trying
to swipe your pen.
And you and he and the cat are
only half convinced that she really is
writing on that $1000 laptop and not
just playing Tetris.