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I’m Not Fine


Today’s prompt is to write a dramatic monologue. I love these because I really don’t have to think about them too much: just a stream-of-consciousness thing rolling of my tongue with a natural cadence taking over. So here it is:

I’m Not Fine

How am I? Oh!
You really want to know?
Convention says I should answer “Fine”
but I draw the line.  I’m
Lousy, shitty, crappy–
I can think of a few more adjectives,
that if I say enough will turn into
invectives against the whole #$&%$@# thing.

I’m supposed to write
a dramatic monologue,
fancy-ass words just to say
I’m gonna spew all over you.
This poem is gonna have its way
‘cuz I don’t have time to make it rhyme
or worry about meter and iamb.
It’s just gotta be what’s inside me.

I’m not fine.
I’m not fine.
Aren’t you glad you know?


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Image from Morguefile and manipulated by me.

5 thoughts on “I’m Not Fine

  1. Fantastic! This was enjoyable to read and humorous, even though it was kind of serious.

  2. wo! I hope you will be fine soon. I am not fine at the present either. Some days are just not worth its grain of salt!!!!

    *\|/**\|/* Mary Beth *\|/**\|/*

  3. Wish you were fine. The writing is for sure.

  4. Thank you. I’m fine actually. Was just having a bad morning when I wrote this.

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