Category Archives: Original Poetry

Untitled on Purpose III–Poem #writing #poetry

Untitled on Purpose III Sunset brings to me A new mind changed from Old like night to day, The people in my head Swimming frantic blue Juxtaposition Backstrokes through ever Muddy waters of Yesterday. Dimming Light and fading strength Run … Continue reading

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Seasons–poem #writing #poetry

Seasons Facing industries of Discontent in the fall Of a plague year riding Engines of coherence And unjust compromise I wonder if the sun Can light the way or melt The cold and deadly touch Of human permafrost On Halloween … Continue reading

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Missing Pieces–poem #writing #poetry

I haven’t put up a poem in a few weeks, so here’s one. Missing Pieces Take away the pain Of sleeping with you In your shushed absence Take away the bums Starving children’s ghosts And legless warriors Take away the … Continue reading

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One Friend Said to Another–#poetry

Here’s my favorite haiku I’ve written to this point. Love it? Hate it? Don’t give a rat’s ass? Let me know. One Friend Said to Another Death gives me head in Open elevators while You stand by and watch

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You’re Doin’ a Heckuva Job–poem #poetry

Here’s the poem I read at Monday’s “Poets Picking Poets: Poetry and Pastries” event. You’re Doin’ a Heckuva Job The current shoves us toward The wards and tin-roof neighborhood And jostles hungry orphans as they Wade across the streetcar tracks … Continue reading

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Arkansas Possums–a poem #poetry #writing

I am completely swamped with grading and won’t have time for much new material, if any, until after final grades are turned in three weeks from now. In the meantime, here’s an existing poem from my younger days. Can you … Continue reading

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Poem–Analogy #poetry #writing

Analogy My life is like A set of lost Car keys Unimportant To so many People Valuable To others who Use it Find my life in The cushions of Your couch Or in pockets Of your heavy Old coats Drop … Continue reading

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Untitled on Purpose IV–A Poem #poetry #writing

Here by popular (well…occasional) request, another poem from my files…rather dark. Thoughts? Untitled on Purpose IV Standing on vague borderlands Foot in each country Can’t see the landscape Teetering on a great wall The wind changing directions Nearly makes you … Continue reading

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Screams–A Poem #poetry #writing

Written after a fight with an ex, and the requisite beer binge that followed… Screams The ex wife screams Eugene O’Neill at me In south Rhodesian Dialects I scream at her A Gertrude Stein For Christ’s Sake For Christ’s sake … Continue reading

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An Old Poem #poetry

Here’s a short one I wrote WAY back after my first divorce. I don’t know if it’s any good or not, but call it a look at one moment in time, lived in another life. At Night Sometimes I miss … Continue reading

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