The Various Ways 'Oh My' Can be Said:

With dread,
with a head
full of something else

that can't be said,
with a sigh,
over mai
at a slice
of oversized

pumpkin pie,

on noticing
an open fly,
with a grin,
when contemplating
not enough,

or everythang,
with a pretty
southern twang,

outside, inside,

in feigned surprise,
while looking into

starry eyes,

on Sundays,
on ladder rungs,
on the slips

of Freudians,
on the tips

of foreign tongues,

and somehow

oh my

oh my

can fill the air
when underneath,

and barely there.

(first published in TNPR)