Don’t take it personally,
They said to me.
But, Of course I take it personally.
- Tony Hoagland
The way the wind makes
my hair fall into my face so I can’t see;
how my family always takes
my moose tracks ice cream, and leaves me with none;
how the icecaps have decided to melt
and make all of those polar bears die;
how the economy has plummeted,
putting my parents out of a job;
How you insult me
and don’t say it to my face,
how the tulips bloom
when I am not around.