Ant Smith

All poems

I can't stand people

I can't stand people with
Oddly shaped teeth
You know
Those with tombstones
Where enamel ought to be
Or worse still
With white powder in between

I can't stand people with
Oddly shaped beliefs
You know
Those with gods
Where thinking ought to be
Or worse still
With a classical degree

I can't stand people
What am I to do?
I can't stand people
Like you and you and you
I can't stand people
I'm on a short fuse
I can't stand people
That dish out some abuse

I can't stand people with
Oddly shaped needs
You know
Those with tears
Where laughter ought to be
Or worse still
With no generosity

I can't stand people
That can't stand me