-etic

by Jason Alan

you say your words

are poetic and prophetic

but lack the substance of theoretic

they are nothing more than phonetic

bouncing from your tongue

merely kinetic

and frenetically pathetic

if i said i was diabetic

no doubt you would claim to be a medic

wildly chopping off my limbs

with no anesthetic

offering no prosthetic

in a manner unapologetic

and unsympathetic