Category Archives: Poetry

A girl named, sincerely

Originally posted on t r e f o l o g y:
I used to know a girl named, Sincerely. When she moved away, I tried to write her a letter to express all the things in my heart. It was…

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Raking After Halloween

Raking after Halloween is always so festive with the crinkles and colors of the season the bright red and golds and oranges of Twix bar wrappers… and Reese’s Pieces wrappers… and Snickers wrappers… Happy November, everyone!

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Daylight Shavings

Don’t forget to set your clocks back, and your hearts forward. I’ll save this daylight in a jar And let it out the coming spring That way I’ll know it can’t get far Complete control, yes, that’s the thing But what … Continue reading

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October Skies

October is the northern world’s most beautiful month, its autumn capstone (while the south is in spring—not too shabby either), when leaves vie with sunrises to out-spectacle one another, and clouds and moons stage sunset harvest revues. Nostrils flare as … Continue reading

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You’re Peculiar

It was 1999 (as in “party like it’s…”). I was wearing khakis and a polo shirt, and was about to do a reading of my autobiographical poem Fool’s Odyssey for a room full of clove cigarette-smoking hipsters, identically clad in … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts

Originally posted on John Malone:
Tight-fisted , they are hard as knuckles and spoiling for a fight   as they tumble like marbles on to the floor , little green foot- balls begging me   to sink the boot in…

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My Conception

As I sat staring at my computer, contemplating what to write, noting several “Must-Read Celebrity Stories!” on my home page and tracking the labored progression of a particularly fat squirrel up the ornamental beech tree outside my window, while obsessing … Continue reading

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