Poem: On Certain Words, Using Them in a Sentence

I can use the word deleterious in a sentence
but only while describing the effect upon me
of the video I recently saw
of a man dressed entirely in khaki
attempting to reproduce in a sexual way
with his monthly statement or whatever.

I can use the word phlegmatic in a sentence
but only while admitting publicly
to a years-long correspondence I had
with a female escort
who promotes her services primarily
by means of an Angelfire account.

I can use the word impecunious in a sentence
but only in the midst of explaining
to a kinda busy toll-booth attendant
the sense of melancholy I experience
whenever a woman touches her breast
to a soldier’s wound
because she thinks it’ll heal instantly
as opposed to just permitting
actually trained medical personnel
to treat the injured party sans delay.

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One thought on “Poem: On Certain Words, Using Them in a Sentence

  1. Mr. Cistuli, did the homeless person stare in a phlegmatic manner as you attempted (and failed) to humorously and without being deleterious comment on the impecurious nature of being homeless? Oh, and does Angelfire still exist?

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