Tag Archives: Poetry

Slug or Gut Rot

Swift is death by lead slug. Agonizing is the gut rot. Who should fear the bullet? Yet, they all do; they fear its certainty. It denies hope – even false hope. To have one’s innards turn to mush, that is … Continue reading

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Terminus

Terminus – Marthasville – Atlanta: City sprouted from ash growing like kudzu – spreading and climbing Once defined by trains and freight, it twists like a 3-D puzzle, Now defined by banks, computers, and banks of computers Still, vast tonnages … Continue reading

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Nature’s Commentary on Life and Death

Old gray marble headstones crevasses sprout vivid mossy green nature’s commentary on death Solid marble: smooth, cold, and heavy – eroded and weathered – historic in man’s time; fetal in geologic nature’s commentary on permanence The youngest was four. Tuberculosis? … Continue reading

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We Didn’t Know…

that it was the last gasp of our civilization. lights flickered, then decayed like a candle flame in rising wax that our cities would become lost cities. crushed under the inexorable force of a chlorophyl-fueled army that five billion was a killable … Continue reading

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Which?

He asked, “Would you rather be: rainy December day patio furniture – saturated with uselessness and dripping with fecklessness                         or a snowplow blade reflecting the July sun – corroding with inutility and burning with idleness” I responded, “At least the plow has … Continue reading

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December Haiku

something saddens me about a buffeting wind on a cloudy night  ridgeline silhouettes against lonely gray night skies real or imagined? survivor nightmares mind, why do you forsake now for those tragic days colored Christmas lights make me feel a five … Continue reading

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Pushing Colossus

boot black and blousing straps – check stripper clips and cleaning kit – check they’re waiting to push Colossus Colossus is a pregnant beast that births baby death mighty mike stands sentry – kill stick at the ready watching for … Continue reading

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Random Poems of November

In the Distance On the horizon a shaft of flaxen sunlight angles through gray clouds   Fabled City Silent cities lay dormant Cracked open by mighty weeds A canyon of dilapidated towers stretches into the distance and fades into vague … Continue reading

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The Cavalcade of Misery

Life is dripping away on the suburban mile. The cavalcade of misery forms its single file. Ranch houses on the left and two-stories on the right It’s the early morning but it looks like the dead of night Marching off to … Continue reading

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Poems for the Cold

The Pasture Froze Our old milk cow died. She ate some poison berries. “Can we use the meat?” Autumn Has Tipped Blood runs sluggishly through my veins. I hibernate. Autumn has tipped  Hoosier Flats In the Hoosier flats, snow blows … Continue reading

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