Yakking

Yakking yakking
on the phone they’re lacking
basic social grace
they are in your face
if wanted or not
their conversation is everywhere
like a worm that twists deep inside your ear

Yakking yakking
shared across public space
on public transport
in public parkland
throughout Halloween
with not a thought to public courtesy
private calls aired I do not care to share

Today’s dVerse prompt is from Lisa. She asks us to present a Quatorzain poem (a 14 line poem not necessarily a sonnet) in Duodora form as follows: 2 septets for which Line 1 repeats. Syllable counts per line are 4, 6, 5, 5, 5, 10, 10. Quite tricky! The subject is to speak to a human attribute that is particularly irritating to you with a Halloween or Samhain theme.

13 thoughts on “Yakking

  1. Sean, you met the candy corn bonus challenge with flying colors! With every person carrying their phones with them everywhere nowadays, the yakking is hard to escape isn’t it. Even while shopping people consult with the person on the other end of the line with buying choices! I don’t like small talk in general and it seems amplified exponentially!

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