I live my life ...
Paul McLaughlin

I live my live like a cock in a condom.

Time and again,
                  alert, alive, erect,
        I embrace a challenge,
            penetrate the essence of a problem,
            thrust toward a novel solution,
            and burst into climactic action,
        only to watch,
            helplessly and in despair,
            as my originality is repulsed by the impenetrable prophylactic
            of rubberized conventionality.

My creative juices,
            ejaculated with intent to create new life, new ideas, innovation
            wash over my head,
            cake my face,
            fuse my nostrils,
            and plug my eyes ears mouth.

Safe sex. Safe life.

I come,
            but nothing comes of it.

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