A good sneeze

“I like to write when I feel spiteful. It is like having a good sneeze”
D. H. Lawrence

But if the proverbial pen has more might than the sword
we who forge words cannot then be so careless

though they come steaming out of the tunnels
in righteous rallying cries
cast in the passionate press of lust
derived from dirty dalliances with the profane
gratuitously grawlixed for impact

iconoclastic comments that claw and spit
at an edifice like cathedral gargoyles
anonymous aphorisms drawn for effect
regardless of affect
pontificating politics fed in byte size crumbs
for the hungry masses to regurgitate
placards of bravado from the moral high ground
taken without a struggle from the silent

a good sneeze requires a handkerchief
for snot is no substitute for ink
and germs surely not the way to spread the word

© Laura Granby 2016

Taking issue with Lawrence,  prompted by MLMM Photo challenge #124 and linking up With Toads