Plan B

Everland Flume Ride 2007

Plan B

I was yawning in an uninspired epoch
wanting to die of boredom
until Mr. Fun and exciting
turned me into his Plan B.

How easy to submit
to leave all strength behind
to have the status of tablemate
as he blogs away at Starbucks.

Sickened by his lack of calling,
his excuses, his classified plans,
his attitude stained his collar like
ultra blacklight reactive red lipstick.

We were in a teenage romance
playing mind games
Ignoring each other
to see who cracks first.

He’s an ass-hole with ADD ―
Flippant, unperturbed
In all he does.

It’s a flume ride in the winter.
An emotional drama, viewed
from different sections in the theater.
It’s ice cream on a sore tooth.

He’s married to his car
He prefers his buddies
I’m plan B, an idiot
Who cannot move on.


I wrote this for the  challenge called Plan B.

Also posted on:

OpenLinkNight ~ Week 32

The picture is from:

It was taken at a place called Everland Theme Park in Korea.

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on September 25, 2011, in D’verse Poets Pub, Poetry, Sunday Scribblings and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 33 Comments.

  1. This is kind of funny and nice.
    Enjoyed reading it 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Woo! Thank goodness you’ve got a Plan B! Got a Plan C up your sleeve just incase?!

    • I didn’t say I had a Plan B, I said I was Plan B. That means, the guy going out with this character in the poem does not consider her worthy enough to give him all his love and time, just lets her hang out to use her.

  3. Tammy, you have so much going for you. You are a multi-dimensional being. Hold out for the guy that sees that. The reward is worth the wait.


  4. I truly believe all women, at a certain point of life, are plan B in someone’s life.

  5. nice write! nobody should be anybody’s plan b… especially a self-serving A-hole like the one described in your poem…
    good job.

  6. ohhh i so loved that…. we’ve all been a plan b waiting for relief…

  7. He was the idiot not you. Like the realness of this poem of someone else. 🙂

  8. I enjoyed it from beginning to end!

  9. Deceptively simple poem yet it speaks volumes. It is not a fun but a serious one. Totally loved the subtle message.

  10. Hey zon, I think everyone has felt neglected from time to time, ice cream on a sore tooth sums it up quite well.

  11. ugh, def a place i would break free of post haste…this has neglect written all over it…

  12. Huh? I Love this side of your voice! Fantastic share…the simile and metaphor played perfectly…mind you…this is coming from one who is quite content to be plan b 😉 There is strength in your voice, my friend…that tells me you’ll walk…when YOU’RE ready.

  13. I know how that feels. You expressed it so well… and yes, we were on the same wavelength today.

  14. He’s an asshole with ADD…hahaha laughed at that one, plan b or c or d doesn’t bother me. As i turn it into plan a and they don’t have a merry day..haha

  15. smiles…better walk away from someone like him…loved esp. his attitude stained his collar like
    ultra blacklight reactive red lipstick….GREAT!!

  16. You need to find the person who makes you Plan A! It sounds as if you recognize all this one’s flaws. Who needs that!!

  17. Sickened by his lack of calling,
    his excuses, his classified plans,
    his attitude stained his collar like
    ultra blacklight reactive red lipstick.

    This stanza just speaks to me–actually, the whole piece does–it is rich with image and packed with emotion–

  18. You completely capture that teenage angst here. I have to stretch to arc the cultural changes but the heartache and the inability to make the fit remains a distant echo in my heart. Smart as is all your work.

  19. I would def give the guy the big E.. the elbow or, the boot. So much for self esteem. Great writing with vivid imagery, had me feeling sad for the poor girl for sure.
    Glad she isn’t YOU anymore 😉

  20. Awww, been there, but it’s really good when we move on. However, I did find this a bit comic because I could relate to it on some level.

  21. This is a riot– brilliant of course, with a wonderful edge– asshole w/ ADD, lol. xxxj do note that mine is on my blogger, not my wordpress, blog at xxxj

  22. Loved the honesty here, especially how you mix the tone of your vocabulary, from formal to informal. Great revelation at the end.

  23. I like the last verse…its says it all about being someone’s Plan B. I want to say how pathetic but for some it is a reality.

    Enjoyed this change of writing from you…See you at Haiku Challenge at FM ~


  24. Tammy…yup..been there, done that. Noooooo more tho! Can’t allow yourself to be Plan B in anyone’s life. You, of all, people are definitely a Plan A. But you captured that adolescent stage and angst so well! A brave write, well done :))

  25. This is a hard situation…you captured it well!

  26. WOW! The best poetry comes from pissed off women who need to scream it out!


  27. Laffin at the comment above me. Amen. AFA Plan B–Been there, hated it–great description and detail in this brings the characters to life–a sorry life, but all some people ever have–but I think we enable it when we don’t have better plan going ourselves. Enjoyed it, tammy.

  28. You deserve to be plan A. This is a strong poem. Love that you expressed the “asshole with ADD” It put him into complete perspective. Progression of thought, rhythm, word choices all spot on.

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