A Simple Guide for Asking Questions


What will I be when I grow up?


Will you tell me a story?
How can I get pregnant?

Do I have any choice?

Shooting Stars

Are you from around here?
Is this your first time?
Why are you so interested
in this position?

How do I put this gently?
Why do I hate Mondays?


Who said my name?
Is that what I think it is?
Have you ever lied
to get what you wanted?

Is history a science?
Is science a religion?

Why do I always hear ringing in my ears?

Has the following been edited
for content and time?

Where is my amended return?
Why was it called the Cold War?

Are you telling me the truth?
Do you want to fight about it?

Wishing Wells

Where do dreams come from?
Did you save me any leftovers?

How do I mend a broken heart,
friendships, my dripping tap?

How do I fix my credit?
How do I fix my proxy server?
How do I fix my life?
Have you seen my car keys?

Why are yawns contagious?


How do I work this thing?

Is this right?

Why are mimes always in a box?

You don't by any chance have
an extra one of those, do you?

What happens if I don't activate Windows?
How do I keep the bees away?

What happens if I don't
make my connecting flight?
How do I make Google my home page?

What happens if I don't
stop a nose bleed?

How should I part my hair?

Black Cats

Are the rumors true?

Why do we find organelles
in eukaryotic cells?

Where is love,
the nearest bathroom?

Why do I prefer to sleep
on one side of the bed?

What happens if I don't clean my bellybutton,
my gutters, my apartment
when I move out?
How do I enable cookies?

Can you tell me what time
you'll be here?

Will it hurt much?

Empty Chairs

Why is there so much suffering in the world?
Is this the scenic route?

Why do I keep getting a blue screen?
Why do you never return my calls?
Are we there yet?

Donavon's poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in: Sink Review, Thirteen Myna Birds, InDigestBlood Lotus, Black Heart, Dressing Room, Identity Theory, ditch, FRiGGSpork, Softblow, Juked, Pedestal, MiPOesias, Anti-Stirring, and many others.