just the tip

Friday, February 27, 2009




ode to the Q-tip
by alexa M-tip


oh how you sit in my bathroom so white


after the shower i leap to grab you so tight


into my ear you go

as ear wax is a major no no


just the tip of your tip goes into my ear

for a moment, a second just to see how it feels

your cotton so soft on my ear canal

we have become so close that you can call me al

so many uses you offer to me


from cleaning and painting you fill me with glee


and make up smudges don't scare me at all


because you remove the stray eye shadow dust that does fall


oh Q-tip!


oh Q-tip!


i simply don't know what it is i would do

if i didn't have little 'ol you


THE END


*snaps* *snaps* *snaps* *snaps*


37 comments:

  1. For once, I don't know what to say.

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  2. hahaha! those q-tips have been waiting a long time for this.

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  3. Is it ok if I recite this to my q-tip tonight after I shower? Cool, thanks.

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  4. Dig it, baby. The world is a king sized drag, man. [snap snap, snap snap]

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  5. Am I the only one who is having flashbacks to college when I read the title of this post?

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  6. It's about time someone gave good old q-tips their due.

    Well done!

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  7. q-tips are by far my favorite bathroom item. and i have to be honest, i was totally expecting a wedding crashers post. i should have known you'd be way more creative! :)

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  8. Re: the "You Can Call Me Al" video...

    WTF? Am I missing something here, or is it just a completely random, weird video? Is there an inside joke I never heard? I'm baffled...and amused. But mostly baffled.

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  9. You know I just so happened to write a post today that was kind of about poetry . . . and thank you. You have calmed my fears.

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  10. I too am a huge Q-tip fan. Strong work!

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  11. I was so sure this was going to end in tragedy.

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  12. "or a moment, a second just to see how it feels"

    AMAAAAAZINNNNG.

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  13. This is not about what I was hoping for.

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  14. kinda scary but in a fun sort of way.

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  15. Is this a metaphor for something?

    I mean, don't get me wrong, I love q-tips.

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  16. Just a tip, just to see how it feels.

    Love it.

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  17. Definitely thought this was going somewhere else. LOVES it!

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  18. This was beautiful. I wept. Long overdue ode, in my opinion.

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  19. "just the tip, just for a second, just to see how it feels" is one of my favourite movie quotes of all time.

    well done, lady!

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  20. heres a blast from the past....

    three snaps in a "Z" formation...

    anyone? anyone?

    I bought generic q tips. add tht to the list with toilet paper, and cheese in the category "things you can't buy generic"

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  21. I pretty much just fell in love with you for this post. Mostly because of the You Can Call Me Al reference, but also because you haz mad poetry skillz.

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  22. I love cleaning my ears. My favorite time of day is ear cleaning time.

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  23. First, I can't believe Allison has nothing to say.

    Second, I effing LOVE Q-tips.

    Third, the title of this post makes me giggle every time I think about it.

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  24. LOL I really never thought of them that way. You opened my eyes

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  25. Thanks to my chosen careers, and thanks to getting a clogged ear when I was 20 and not being able to hear out of it for four months, I'm staunchly against using q-tips in my ear. I will say, though, this little ditty is charming.

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  26. You crack me up. Be careful about the Qtip though and your ears, I've heard of people that do damage with it. Maybe they just love too much!

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  27. I love your poetry, darling.

    Other thoughts on q-tips:

    My friend went deaf in one ear after doing a cartwheel with a q-tip still in the ear. She punctured the ear drum. Are you cringing. I know I am now thankful that I've never been able to cartwheel.

    Finally, my ear-nose-throat doctor once told me, "Never put anything in your ear that's smaller than an elbow." There you go.

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  28. I love, love, LOVE You Can Call Me Al! Funny I should be reading this right now as I'm listening to Rusted Root. All sorts of blasts from the past!

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  29. I'm slightly obsessed with Q-tips too, i leave them all over the apartment, my roommates hate me for it.

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  30. while they are great little buggers,
    be careful how often you use them in your ear. because really, they are cramming that nasty sh*t back in and may cause a blockage, which the solution for is absolutely terrible. ick!

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