The Freeloading Leech



The Freeloading Leech 

hypothyroidism thinks she’s my boss

she’s parked all crooked in a long black hearse 

but she ain’t nothin’ but an albatross 

if I could evict her, I’d see weight loss she’s living rent-free while I’m unreimbursed 

hypothyroidism thinks she’s my boss 

if she’d signed a lease, her ass out I’d toss

she’s a freeloading leech: a needy curse 

yeah, she ain’t nothin’ but an albatross 

she struts around me like she’s awesome sauce

she thinks that I think things couldn’t be worse

hypothyroidism thinks she’s my boss

like toxic beggar lice, she comes across

she sticks far too close, her attitude terse

but she ain’t nothin’ but an albatross

unlike her, I feel joyful – seldom cross –

‘cause I’ve got friends who’ll gang up in verse

hypothyroidism thinks she’s my boss

but she ain’t nothin’ but an albatross 

3 Replies to “The Freeloading Leech”

  1. Wow, great strong images and language. This reads as if you really let go. I also have this but my dosage is lower than that in the photo, maybe that’s why it doesn’t bother me as much as you. I enjoyed your villanelle.Favorite line- parked all crooked…

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  2. Your villanelle packs a good punch at hypothyroidism. You used such great words: boss, awesome sauce, and albatross. Did you have a handy dandy rhymezone tab? It's my right hand man when I have a rhyming form.

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  3. This line makes me giggle: “if she’d signed a lease, her ass out I’d toss”I love the order of the words. Like Margaret said, I love the great rhyme groups. Well done!

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