Category Archives: Poetry

Pain

Can think of nothing to say, Can think of nothing to type, Favorite comedies bring no smile, Movies don’t live up to the hype. Sleeping through the morning, Get up, immediately wonder When sleep can come again, to Avoid having … Continue reading

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My Dad

‘Tis the season for Christmas music to be playing, still too early, in nearly every store in America, subliminally jostling people prematurely toward the more profitable holiday, while trying to stuff Thanksgiving away in a corner.  I’ve noticed that folks … Continue reading

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Procrastination?

Not today Not tonight Don’t cause pressure, or put up a fight Don’t do it.   Write a list, jot it down Then put it somewhere It won’t be found Don’t find it.   Waste it away All the time … Continue reading

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I Remember (A Tribute to my Maisy)

I Remember I remember huge feet puppy breath love. I remember anxiety, fear, around the dogs. I remember you coming around; loving, caring, part of the pack. I remember the very day it all changed. I remember the behaviorists, the … Continue reading

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Untitled Poem/Spell/Prayer

I wrote this in January 2009, before having Maisy euthanized.  Tomorrow will be the 3 year anniversary of her death, and I will write her a new poem.  But, for now, here is one… North, South, East, West, hear this … Continue reading

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blue pilled blanket

                    blue pilled blanket on the floor in the cube room.   illusion of softness and warmth on tile and concrete. sterile, bleach, barking dogs.   gray-haired lady pats the blue … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas 2011

‘Twas the night before Christmas; I couldn’t find cheer, So I went to the fridge for another cold beer. The kids had been sneaking and started a war, Screaming at Mom, “We want to open one more!” I had to … Continue reading

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Willow Tree

I often look out the window at my Willow tree, And with sorrow count our endless similarities. My Willow tree is dying, pieces lying on the ground, I pick them up and place them close by when they are found. … Continue reading

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Unemployed (A poem I wrote after being unemployed for four months.)

“The world is your oyster,” or so it is said; go straight to college, bring books to your bed. Do not indulge in frivolities and cheer, do not smoke much weed, or drink much beer. If this you do and … Continue reading

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