Is there an emoji for the too-muchness of life?
Moments visibility is less than two feet
rats scuttle through crawlspaces
toilets overflow
a crumpled Honda lies in the driveway.

Moments impossible to drag out of bed
heater broken, house at forty degrees
husband on a business trip, really?
A message: so-sorry-your test-was-positive-

I can’t find an emoji for what’s-the-fucking-point
a grab-a-bottle-of-scotch-and-swig emoji
a put-your-head-in-the-oven-why-not emoji.

If you find one, please forward it
to claire@clobberedbylife.com.



About the Author: Claire Scott is an award winning poet who has received three Pushcart Prize nominations. Her work has been accepted by the Atlanta Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Enizagam and Healing Muse among others. Claire is the author of Waiting to be Called and the co-author of Unfolding in Light: A Sisters’ Journey in Photography and Poetry.