Self Righteous

i know it’s coming
by the cock of her head
by the purse of her lips
by the deep inhalation


her nose upturns
her head shakes on her neck
like a cat revving up to pounce

I will share this fact with you.
Because I know it
And you do not.
Because I am smart
And you are not.

sometimes it’s right
sometimes it’s wrong
but no one cares
either way

Listen to me.
I am a fount of knowledge
And I will deign to share with you

so wrapped up in herself
that she doesn’t notice
when we leave the room

and she won’t remember
that she’s already told us
when she tells again


3 Comments on “Self Righteous”

  1. kim881 says:

    Is this a memory of a teacher?

  2. abbiosbiston says:

    I thought this might be about your mother…

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