©Yuet-Sim Darrell Chiang, 2015

©Yuet-Sim Darrell Chiang, 2015

Oh sleek seductress

You sit there waiting

For my touch

You blink at me

in breathless anticipation

enticing me

Your camel colored

Wrap, fitted snuggly

about your slim, trim form


by society

to need you

to want you

I abjure you!

I will not be forced into this marriage

of convenience

I will not

be at your beck and call

twenty four seven!

Ring, ring, ring

No, no, no

Ring, ring, ring


©Marna Blanchard, 2015

Marna Blanchard  is a native of San Francisco and proud product of a public education. She is currently teaching  8th grade Humanities at Francisco Middle School in San Francisco. Marna has loved words since the 2nd grade, which is when her love affair with poetry began. She also shares a passion for photography and film-making with her daughters. Marna was a BAWP fellow in 2006.

One Response to “I Abjure You! by Marna Blanchard”

  1. Marty Williams Says:

    You capture our love-hate relationships with our “devices” very well, Marna. I love the formality of “abjure” in such sharp contrast to the electronic lure!

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