The Rhyme Falls Out

At two am,

No coffee yet

Water and a headache

And wondering if I should eat

in the middle of the night

or take some pills on empty


A headache like a dash, like a blinding

like a verse of unintended

tended, untended

A garden like rose thorns

Or white chickens


and yet when I look for

my water carafe,

I find it is blind as am I

blinding headache in the dark

I cannot see even with the light

there is light in the water not sleep.


maybe I should have a plum.

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About anthonyuplandpoetwatkins

https://www.goodreads.com/AnthonyUplandpoetWatkins born in Jackson, The United States August 04, 1959 gender male website http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?contributorI... genre Poetry, Historical Fiction influences James M. Lancaster, Brenda Black White, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, and Al Filreis member since March 2011 About this author edit data As one of the most public lives ever lived by a private citizen, there is little about me that isn't already available at Facebook or Shelfari and countless other places. Poet, writer, construction worker, salesman, truck driver, climber into the attics of total strangers, father and husband, and all around one of the luckiest men on the planet. My luck continued with a win in the June Goodreads Newsletter Contest! What an honor! http://anthonyuplandpoetwatkins.wordp... Additional Influences: Bob Dylan, William Faulkner, Barbara Kingsolver, Gloria Naylor, Eudora Welty
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