Monday, May 13, 2013

"My Shame" & "The Spoons"

"My Shame" by Carl Nyberg

I wanted to get chicks
Have adventures
Be a hero

I fucked prostitutes
Saw the world
And tried to do the right thing

Except when I didn't
When I kicked the Khmer waitress
Waiting for her tip

"The Spoons" by Carl Nyberg

The Suppo 
Told the CO 
The ship is going broke 
Buying too much flatware 
The Old Man shook his finger 
At seventeen department heads 
Suppo says too many 
Are taking spoons for coffee 
Dutiful department heads 
Harangue chiefs and zeroes 
Then a harangued zero 
Sampling the mess 
Noticed mess cranks 
Rinsing trays 
Food and flatware 
Together down the drain 
Nevermind, said the Suppo 
Another Navy crisis solved

1 comment:

  1. Re My Shame--and some of your other similar posts. Isn't this all just a bit too much? Wouldn't it be more constructive to write about how you are getting beyond this supposed shame, and beyond all this anger? You don't get to be angry because of your own behavior, and it sounds like you're trying to justify it by calling it shame, and all the time glorifying it.