[NaPoWriMo poem #10. This is for Kevin, who is not into sappy bullshit poetry.]

This is How Much I Hate You

I hate you so much I go out to bars
and study for quizzes. I hate you

so much I took a second job. I hate
you so much I let my hair grow out,

and then I paid $60 for a perm.
I hate you so much I bought a poncho

and wore it in public. I hate you so
much I eat meat. I hate you so much

I got an American Express card.
I hate you so much I stole a shirt

out of your closet while I was trashed
and gave it to someone else, then

stayed out until five in the morning
so I wouldn’t have to listen to you

complain, justifying the act to myself
by saying you never wore it. I

hate you so much I wrote this poem,
even after I told you I don’t actually

hate you at all. I hate you so much.