SMELLS LIKE TEEN FLANNEL

Soft.
Caressing.
Messing with my grunge.
Hard edged music has no place
surfaced in flannel.
But I love
the warmth;
the comfort,
but something’s not right!
I stay up half the night
writing songs. Is it wrong to fill
“Love songs” with bitter angst, while
plaid and staid flannel is against my skin?
How can I win?
Find nirvana?
Do I wanna?
Can Cobain be channeled
sans the flannel? I can’t tell
but it sure as hell smells like it!

(C) Walter J. Wojtanik

“Smell” Poem

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4 thoughts on “SMELLS LIKE TEEN FLANNEL

  1. Shawna

    You are speaking my love language. ’90s alternative music (and flannel) was the best. I adore Nirvana. And of course knew the song you were referring to in the title. 🙂 I am so in the mood for some G&R. “Patience” is my fave.

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