Half Drunk Muse Poetry


Overtime Plumber by Jnana Hodson

After I’ve been boss in many small ways,
she insists I’m a Gopher hayseed. Not another fat chance.

He remembers I’m rarely lucky but typically cranky.
Some kind of hick, though I explore. Sometimes

when I’m not in demand, I’ve been cuddly.
And after I’ve been conniving, I’m not hard

but easy to reach as a godfather fixing a toilet.
Still, I walk away, to prove I’m no garden statue.

Besides, everyone knows
I seldom return phone calls.

View bio for Jnana Hodson Published in Spring and Summer 2005

About HDM

Half Drunk Muse was one of the first poetry ezines. It was founded in 1999 and ceased publication in 2006.

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