Stories tagged poem

This Is Living, She Said

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I have a hard time getting out Unless it’s really important like work I told myself wake up early Get some coffee, but I oversleep I had a massage therapist come to my house And I thought this is living I’m getting a kitty after my vac

Deep June Pool

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I may be the shadow that I am, but I only ever loved you.

The Birth of Intuition

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My wife’s got dangerously good Peripheral vision She can see things so far to the side That I’m almost certain she can see things behind her And I’m sure she can see things that happened yesterday But the thing that scares me the most She

I've Seen Worse

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We met at a bar We didn’t get far We went to her car Then back to the bar I played guitar She was a rock star We met at a bar We didn’t get far

Homonyms Explicated

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right/rite: Your touch smooth as impulse/ Swaying my mind

Another Crumb of Freedom

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I think I know these pigeons They were once beggars From another life Once I myself was stuck like them I was never Without the thought of food Or sex, or sipping soda pop Off the sidewalk And flying meant next to nothing But then

Regarding Viet Nam

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At some point, my lottery number/ was in the mid 300s. I was safe/ for whatever reason. No need/ to burn my draft card.

The End of History

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Well, I walked in on you, then you walked out on me And that was when it happened – the end of history And that should have been sufficient But I think you know it wasn’t I remember it was you who told me Dreams are only efficient when illusio

On the Suicide of Anthony Bourdain

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We weary with the repetition of loss.This is the year of the broken shellThis is the year of burning trees This is the year of erasures the missing page, the errant truth, the lost friends, divided family, absent hero. What does one do with…

This Is Really Living, She Said

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She bought herself her own apartment That was when she told me I have a hard time getting out Unless it’s really important like work I told myself wake up early Get some coffee, but I oversleep I had a massage therapist come to my house

Losses

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Each day, I lose more words-/ nouns and verbs- but especially// proper names. People and places

Hack

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I’ve been hacked. Someone has taken over my body, is living my life in another way, is telling racist jokes at a party

Lapidary

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You burnish what is left until it shines and call it your own.

If God Answers, Don't Hang Up

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All I know is, something I was unaware of Left that vacant look in her eyes As if I had taken the last brownie of her life And then heard myself laughing From the dark side of the moon Maybe she was just standing in The wrong wind that day

Confinement

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Even music relies on what/ you know as music/ for its power to enthrall.