Monthly Archives: October 2014

If It Doesnt Rain

Listening to the washing machine and the sound of no rain outside and remembering a poem by Billy Collins about bones in the basement but I cannot remember the title or how it goes.   There are songs like that, … Continue reading

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The Shiny Deathtrap

(forgive the long poem)   The shiny deathtrap that is tomorrow rattles by and wakes me from the gentle sleep that is now Go on glowing machine of the coming day take the future with you I will sit here … Continue reading

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The White Shoes

white leather shoes the long gravel driveway the Pina Colada song, Twilight is the loneliest time of day. On the eighth day god created the tide the tide is high but i’m holding on. train, train and it is not … Continue reading

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An Unraveling

The fence unravels like a spool of barbed wire the lines are down the twisty things never work.   Despite my best efforts at keeping every thing taut happiness is a straight line   but a bungled mess clutters the … Continue reading

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The Taste of Fish

Icy wind bashing my face and bleeding through my coat heavy but wet salt in my mouth ocean water and blood the line bites into my finger thumb pressed into the slice finger to mouth the boat slows line sings … Continue reading

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Red Buttons (or my Series of Tribute Poems to Gertrude Stein)

The Red Poem The poem is in tatters on the table, scraps float around the room, scraps float red red scraps float red poem scraps short lines and long tearing threadbare lines long red lines the poem is a dress … Continue reading

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An Old Poem of Mine

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