Ode to Matty’s Prescription Glasses                                  

(for Matty)

I’m sure they’re yours

Plastic, wire stems curve around

Your pink ears

Found them lying next to a ConAir hairbrush,

Antibacterial body wash,

A tube of Colgate written in German

Lubriderm or Sperm?

Lenses glass the biggest blue eyes

Grout Humor

Jimmy the Grout

Oscar the Grout

Rainbow grout

Groutuitous humor

Grout shot

You can dress me up, but you can’t take my grout

The Grout Wall of China

Three strikes, you’re grout

Alexander the Grout

Sucked on a big fat grout

Who let the dogs grout?

What’s all the grout about?

You can take our lives, but you can never take our grout

What you talkin’ grout, Willis?

For a grout time call…

All grout things must come to an end

Ain’t life grout?

No grout about it

Au grout potatoes

Grout of Ages

Grout: the other white meat

Out with the grout

I got a grout idea

Take me grout to the ball game

Grout expectations

Grout’s Tomb

Looking for Jasmin

Mama woke me up

Screaming like she was crazy.

“I can’t find her, I can’t find Jaz!

Have you seen her?” 

She searched every room, 

Stomping through the den, 

The blue and white kitchen, 

The dining room with beige, stained carpet.

My niece is lost, a grandmama frantic in the house

I wipe sleep out of my eyes, stung by the sun.

I check outside in the driveway, the garage, 

Behind plastic bags of winter clothes.

“I found her,” Ma yelled. 

“Where was she?” I asked. 

“She was in my bathroom 

About to flush my dentures down the toilet.” 

Published by Mike Zone

Mike Zone is the former Editor in Chief of Dumpster Fire Press and managing editor of Concrete Mist Press. The author of Screaming in the End: Poems and Stories, Fuck You: A Fucking Poetry Chap, Shedding Dark Places (almost), One Hell of a Muse , as well as coauthor of The Grind and Razorville. A frequent contributor to Alien Buddha Press and Mad Swirl. His work has been featured in: A Thin Slice of Anxiety, Black Shamrock Magazine, Horror Sleaze Trash, Better Than Starbucks, Piker Press, Punk Noir Magazine, Synchronized Chaos, and Cult Culture magazine.

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