I'm so mad there's a dog
barking and slavering inside me.
Mad as a hatter
Mad as a lunatic
Roaring mad as Smaug after someone stole his pots.
I'm so mad the kids have run and hid
the cats are all wary
and even the Jehova's Witnesses
are staying away.
But they might have marked my door.
In the honour of all
who I've chased away,
Let me name this tantrum.
I think I shall call her
Tropical storm Jezebel.
And all shall tremble in her wake.
July 5, 2012