Poetry Blog by david patrick simon

sunset beach confessions / the nowhere poems

 

Handle with care,

the older I get,

 

the emptier

my southern

comfort whiskey

glass appears..

 

falling from

your bright

baby blue eyes 

can always be

hazardous

to my health.

 

begging for 

your love

I have

lived too

long in 

the humiliation,

 

so much so

that now

it almost

feels like

home.

 

another 

black ...

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this thought this morning / the nowhere poems

 

Siren love

quench my

thirst,

 

roll over

and under

me,

 

bring life

to my 

fields

of green,

 

give me

pleasure

as I

lay upon

you.

 

etch your

markings

on the

sandstone

rock 

over a thousand

of years

of time.

 

spray my

face with

salt

on my skin,

 

to give

my body

a calico

shimmer

in ...

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a moments update / the nowhere poems

 

Angel hair 

is digging
out
of the 
holes
in her 
life 
again. 

a ceremonial
ritual
of her 
life's
rises and
falls.

dirt
kicked
up here. 

pieces of
her soul
thrown 
away
there.

prayers 
and siren
cries
are all
that can 
be heard
in her
black witch 
night.

Echos to
love's
lost 
long ago.

too many
to remember,

too many 
to forget.

a lover 
of men

she slee...

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For H / the nowhere poems

 

It's a  perfect day,

 

and the

salt air

kisses your

cheeks,

 

and he

strokes back

your hair

with the hands

you trust

and perhaps

even love.

 

seagulls

circling and

it's not even

a thought

in your

head that

they might all

of gathered

here to

circle you.

 

as the

day retires on

 

Oddly he seems

out of sort...

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Ringmaster poems / Sunday morning

we can
never
go back.

to Sunday
mornings,


with the
loves 
of our 
lives.

turning over
like an
open love
letter
for only
them to 
read
in our 
bed.



holding us
dear.

it is
a reflection
that you
can
never
focus
to clarity.

a heart 
beat
that
skips a
beat, 

and then
never
comes back
to you
again.

a first
kiss

just once.

and then
it runs away
from your
...

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For H / the nowhere poems

 

A moment of etiquette.

she sat

on the

bed with him,

 

uncertain of

the direction

their hearts 

might take,

 

like reeds 

by a lake 

bending in

the wind

on a summer's

day.

 

lying

down to

fate could

possibly be

an option.

 

but he gazed

at her instead 

and an empty

feeling came

over her.

 

and empty 

mome...

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The ringmaster sandwich poem / the nowhere poems

 

A drink of
your smile.

and the
world
feels
lighter
again
.
like the 
underbelly
of circus 
clouds
parading
in the
wind. 

it is 1:00 a..m. 
and I know
somewhere
your
checking
your watch.

waiting
for love
to come.

it's late.

and it leaves
you with
a sickening
gut feeling.

like a lover
who cheated
out your
back door
before you
could awake.

better be
gone.

and...

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Ringmaster / the nowhere poems

 

Beneath the
bleachers,
our toes buried
by misguided
popcorn
bites.

our life
is a wonderland.
of confetti
and caged
animal 
deliverance.

our laughter
echos 
from the 
furled
corners
of heavy
canvas tents.

Sparks fly
from the
mingling
of our lust
at play.

dust
finally 
settled

on a show 
that I thought 
would never
end.

Carney girl
over ringmaster

under ringma...

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Debra's dilemma / the nowhere poems

 

Enormous
fake boobs.

she thinks 
she walks
on water,

no wait
it is wine
cheap at
that.

I see 
her buy
it sometimes
at 6 in the
morning 
at the
local
supermarket,

when
she thinks
no one
else can 
see.

and she
always
pulls me 
aside gives
me a sloppy 
kiss on
my cheek.

and then
proceeds
to tell me 
her latest
personal 
fiasco.

or about 
this current
lover or...

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The rewrite wives/ the nowhere poems

 

The fire
of a 
believer
still burns
in  your
eyes,

broken
marriage 
promises
kindle the
flame.

twenty -two 
years late..

I have
found
my home.

and here
I have
taken 
the best

of you 
with me.

to this 
place
of love
and joy.

but still


I never  
thought
I would 
leave you 
there

alone.

dreams
unwrapped

like old

forgotten

Christmas presents

in the da...

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Love is a highway / the nowhere poems

Love is 
a highway.

that we
travel the 
back 
roads to
fate's
beginnings 
and uncertain
endings. 

that leave 
us all
weary,

and confused
by the 
headlights
of Destiny's
verdicts
in our 
eyes.

and the 
lies 
of first 
kisses,

and naked
rides home
of our 
youth.

the getting
on and 
the getting
off of
one another.

and the 
journey
carries us
and the 
road 
shapes...

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A moment's youth

Across 
the open

bright orange
poppy
yards,

past the
iron warehouse 
alley's

where I
used to lift up
your high
school
dress after

prom.

there is
a wild 
child
world 
outside

pounding
in my
chest.

gotta show
my colors,

get on
your Sunday 
best.

no used
to sitting
around
watching 

the porch 
dog 
fleece
his back

of runaway

fleas

18 and 17
with crossed
e...

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Baby can you see me ? the nowhere poems

 

Oceanside 

four in 

the morning.

eating
shag dog
corn, and 

drinking a

poor man's 

whisky.

 

walking 
talking
to whats left

of myself.

My giddy up
footsteps
follow carry
me home.

old,
 
Beginning 

my final sleep
inside 
my bones,

 

it comes 

over me,

like warm

milk soaking

through
my favorite

pecan 
cookie.

 

it reminds
...

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A lover's bones

 

The memory

of us,

 

Like a stone

 skipped

off a pond,

 

I bounce 

off each other

one skip

to the next.

without purpose

or direction.

 

your lovers' bones

Still ivory
white,
and moist
from sorrow.

and lack

of time 
the beast
that haunts us.


and our
memory
the cold 
unforgiving
blanket
that  surrounds

us.

and destiny
the road
tha...

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Test my fortune in your eyes/ the nowhere poems

 

Nowhere
to go
from 
here.

 

leaped off

the bridge

in faith 

for you.

 

without regret

only to land

In that place

of a quick

goodbye
and then 

a  hand shake
instead of
a forever kiss.

I was

the comet
flaming 
out,

the  star
burning dark

from a

another
time,

 

now having

to witness 

first hand

the birth 
of  someone
new t...

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At fifteen years old/ the nowhere poems

 

First love
has cut 
down
the dreams
in my 
eyes.

pillars 
of faith
shaken.

hole
in the
very
fabric
of my
existence.

now I
am more
like them 
than me.

don't ask

don't care
don't tell. 

praying
and promising
to false Gods.

nowhere
now becomes
a destination.

with my 
whole life
left before
me to  find it.

damn it!
at fifteen
years old,

Janet Hawley
broke my
...

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Loose change / the nowhere poems

Buffalo nickels
roaming
half mad 

back and forth

across  my
front
pockets

thunder
beasts
tormented

with 
wounded
souls.

begging
to be
spent.

hairy
burden
backs
scared
by the
throngs
of commerce,

never 
belonging
to any one
person
for very
long.

the price
in life
for almost
everything.

temporary
relationships.
of have
and have
not.

but not 
you,

and the
...

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Old hellos / the nowhere poems

Something
in the 
youth
of your 
smile,

the tangle
of your
half dreamt
dreams.

as you 
awake
in the
early
morning.

not sure
what 
is real
and what 
is not.

what to keep 

in your life

what to throw away.

such
are the
moments
I have,

when ever
I look
at you.

and my

shoe laces

remained

untied like

some

sloppy joe

from a back yard

field.,



an...

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Cat's meow / the nowhere poems

Black raven,


with a broken 
arrow wing,

captain Ahab
limp as it
barely makes
it's way 
over the
the stone

cobbled street.

fate's
cruel
breaths
rising and
falling
from it's
chest,

as it
stops
to awkwardly
leans to 
one side
to rest

for a fractured

moment.

to reconcile
this moment
of solitude
and fate's
final judgement.

and your
3,000 miles
away

no one
to ...

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Janet's poems / the nowhere poems

 

It is
going
to be 
difficult 
to say.

to keep this
day dream 
in your 
back pocket.

along with 
the shadows 
of your smile
in my heart.

we were 
14 I found
love in
the blue moon
circles 
of your 
eyes.

it changed 
me in 
everything
I would
ever see
in my 
life again.

inside out
was how
you saw
me and

deep as a
river was how
our love
did run.

and for
the fir...

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Picking up the pieces / the nowhere poems

Tonight

holding out
my arms
with all of
my might.

watching you
slip through
the fingers
of another
bad relationship.

chocolates and
tissues adorn
your living
room sofa,

like sparkled
stars on a 
harvest night.

love is an
echo that
you cannot
answer.

a refugee
voice now 
run away.

so bury
your hopes
and protect 
them hard.


to weather
the next
storm that
is coming.

ev...

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irish poems / the nowhere poems

 

She stumbles
in silence 
to her
love's 
death 
kneel.

her pride
will not
let her
fall..

her spirit 
not quite
as true.
her eyes
so distant
and so
small.

the perfect
lover again
before her,
broken 
and shattered
like fine 
dream China
at her
feet.

under the
belly
of salt
and pepper

 clouds,

the rain
has become
the tears
lost rom her
eyes.

soul buried
de...

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a moment / the nowhere poems

 

This moment
to the next.
uncertainty 
lurking,


like Gossom
fog slipping 
over and
down a hill.
to fill
your eyes
submerge 
your senses.

so many
years
have brought 
us here,
held our
thoughts

fragile
like a

a wish 
in a child's 
prayer,

inspiring
our love
to grow
or mend

or take
root in
the heart beats 
of our
timeless
emotions.

open your
eyes
your so...

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Irish thoughts / the nowhere poems

 

And again
the hand 
of love
hits you
flush and

full in 
your face.
leaving your
shoes rattled
and untied,


and leaving 
another game
of broken
hearted  
solitary scattered
across your
living room
table..

and I find you
there again
between here
and nowhere,


between breathless
and pointless
avenues.
that none
will lead
you home.

I watch you

at another

...

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The cinderella principle /the nowhere poems

 

The cinderella
story was 
never
about 
you.

you are 
so much 
more.
from beginning
to end.

with your
pirate
point
of view.

that can
take
a man
down
with a 
single
look.

make
him 
beg
into the

night,

that you
will you 
never
let him up
for air
again.

legs 
squeezed 
tight,

you heart 
bleeding
out into
the night.

from so 
long 
ago
when 
you lost

...

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Irish love affairs / The nowhere poems

 

The most
unsettling
place that
I have 
known.

the darkest
place
that
I am
alone

are the 
places

I am 
without
you.

tangled
within 
myself.

unsure
of even
my own
human
nature.

the world 
still reaches
out to me.

yet I am
afraid
to welcome
it in.

afraid to
seek my
fortune.

of chance
or change
or Destiny's
wishes.

I knew once
I was safest
in your arms.

in ...

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A different point of view / the nowhere poems

 

It's three

in the morning

and I have

a Jack Daniel's
jitter bug
point of 
view.

stumbling
a little
left and 
then a little
right.

autumn rain
running 
off  my

crimson

jacket's
silhouette.

caught 
somewhere
between
love
and fleeing
to refuge
from  this
train wreck
Of loving you.

candy wrapper
love affair
now melted
all over
me. left
tasteless
and want...

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The hour glass dance / the nowhere poems

 

 

Basking in
love's sheltered
bliss,

open vessel
of times 
searching
sand dropping
south.

sunset colors
smeared, by 

a careless
God's
child like  hands
at play.

we begin.

to count
down the
minutes.

to exhale 
the breaths
that nuture
us,

and
give us
life.

love becomes
our devotion


our loss 
of it,

the bleeding

of our 
tragic
hearts..

time
almost
done.

the...

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Empty spaces / the nowhere poems

you roll
off his side
of the bed.

and wander
in melancholy
around
your room

tripping in
your life
over the
remains 
of him 
and

the pain of
empty spaces.

the dance
partner lost.

there is
no order
 to the 
movement
to your day

the sun 
kisses 
you 
cold.

and your 
love
retreats

to far 
away 
places...

and winters
of betrayal
and pain

that only
few hearts

can bea...

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The healing moments / the nowhere poems

 

My dreams
would 
lie over
you
in lover's
trust.

and I
would
give you
all my
prayers
and thoughts,

and I

would quest
my life for all
that you
have to
give.

and banish all
of the 
misguided
reasons
in your
life why
love 
has left
your 
eyes,

and we
would run
in to
the falling
corona
sun,

to your 
secret hot
places
of sighing
whispers,

and midnight
calli...

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Insecure moment / the nowhere poems

 

Eat the sun.


then 
pull the

rotted roots
out from 
her naked
soul.

suck dry
her tender
marrow
bones.

she will
not be 
saved.

let love
fall deaf,

to her 
Sunday 
school
prayers
and hollow
pleas.

God will
not listen
to her.

she threw
it all
away.

to be this.

and less
than this.

mother with
a neglected

child.

on her
back
constantly
looking up
at peeled

...

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No survivors / the nowhere poems

 

I still

remember,

her cellophane 
kisses.

the ones that
would lose
interest,

somewhere
between
"I love you,"
and "I love 
you too."

the fights 
for the
extra
pillow ,

that started
around
midnight
and then
continued

twelve 
thirteen
rounds 
into
the title
bout night.

rarely 

ending
in a no 
decision.

always
someone
had to
win and
somebody
had to 
lose.

...

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The hunger of loneliness / the nowhere poems

 

The hunger

of loneliness

and it's
shiny white 
teeth,

and cold
chilled
breath

that surrounds
you naked
late
at night,
when

you hear 
every sound
for a 
hundred
miles 
around your
bed.

and every 
night
under
starless
skies it's
appetite
lies unfulfilled,


so it 
returns

where 
it knows

despair 
best.

like a river
flowing
straight 
and true
to you.

again 
...

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This journey back / the nowhere poems

 

The rabbit
hole opens,

swallows you
whole.

no lifeline
no looking   
back.

love on 
the run.

like a 
wild river
damned in
a Cajun 
storm.

a unexpected
change

of course
tumbling over
and over
yourself.

a unexpected
naked 
circumstance
of souls.

veins in
your heart
pulse in
in a barren 
body of  lies

that stings
your ears
and rots your
tongue..

like poison
spaw...

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Last chances / the nowhere poems

 

For a
moment,
within
these whisky
breath
shadows.

let me
have 
your eyes
to dream
upon,

because 
I have 
been
beaten up 
and battered 
around,
for way to
long to

stand full

measure

of myself.



holes in
my denim
shirt
front 
pockets

from each
time my
broken
heart
has fallen
from my chest.

tired
of being
lonely.

like the
last renegade
man stranded
...

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running from this moment / the nowhere poems

 

your somewhere 

else now,

 

Running full

speed,

 

a bat

out of

hell could

not hope 

to catch

you.

 

and I can 

only peep

through

the key hole

of your

left over

thoughts

to catch

a glimpse

 

of who 

you might

be deep

inside.

 

but I

am certain

that your

dreams

run still

and deep ,

and your

...

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Poem with no ending / the nowhere poems

 

She sleeps 
in a bed
of second hand
dreams.

surrounded by

raggedy anne
romances
of no
depth or
consequence.

she is
a poem with
no ending
clouds with 
no sky.

 

she sits

waiting for

heaven or hell

to finally 

be done

with her.

 

maybe 
someday
love will
give it
back.

the
key.

to the 
place she 
locks
all of her
secrets,

and hides 

all...

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The canopy of you / the nowhere poems

 

Rogue
smiles,

tender
lolli pop

kisses
shared,

tell
our full
measure.

fingers
entwined
as we
sleep.

at first 
chance 
to awake
you,

I reach
to pull
you close.

the moonlight
caresses

our entangled
silhouettes,


and again
like a 
miracle,


it is
true,

I witness
it.

this
diamond
necklace
sky has
lost
it's 

universal
presence.


for it
pales in
comparison

to t...

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A lover's psalm / the nowhere poems

 

Our prayers
answered
in your
heavenly
bed.

quenched 
thirst

from a
midnight
passioned
kiss.

my hand
resting
on the 
small
of your
angel
back.

time
keeper
moments,

that
define
us.

moments
that we
navigate
upon,

like
stars
of the
constellations
above
our head.

no boundaries
there
in your
siren
smile.

only
contentment
as you
rise
your
eyes
to mine.

i...

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Looking for faith / the nowhere poems

 

Deep kisses.

and opened
wounds
to lick 
and heal.

ghosts
of lesser
things.

lost and 
found
in the
night.

cold bedroom
blankets.

no lover's
toes
to tangle
with and 
dance,

no imagination
left to
paint the
water color
dreams
of your
youth.

and fear 
shows
it's pinioned
yellow
teeth.

and it's
loneliness
bursts
through
you with 
all its 
might.

and love
is n...

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Old / the nowhere poems

 

Serpent weeds

of my aged

memories
clogging,
invading,


cracking through
the  walls of
 my soul.
 
looking into
the mirror
and seeing

myself in

the veil of
what is half true
 and half
 false.

dreams
no longer
 recognized
make strange
 bed fellows
 in the
 night.
 
leap of faith
 falling
dead to
mother 
earth.


 m n m's 
spewing
from a poor
 boys b...

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Tonight / the nowhere poems

 

Tonight,

surrender
your head
on my

pirate belly,

and

let me
 taste and
grow drunk

 on your
mouths cheap

lipstick
of desire.

and let me

bleed

dry at the

mercy of 
your talons

and deep
caress.

remind me
of my cast

when I was
 a child.

when  my
skin
was new,

and my 
thoughts
were
pure.

harbour
my soul
still.

give it
rest
and 
refuge

from it's

we...

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The crying of white / the nowhere poems

 

Upon this 
white 
wordless
paper ,

that covers
me like
cracked

and bleeding

crocodile skin
upon 
my bones.

mourned 
are you,

upon my
copper
still
face..

ashes 
spewed
then 
scattered,

like orphaned
grey
burnt
children,

across 
a cemetery
sky.

left over
poems,

to pray
to in 
the streaked
fading
light.

my spirit 
cast
to uncertainty.

no destination.

...

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The missing moment / the nowhere poems

It is a 
far too 
simple
beauty,

that you 
parade
your smile
across my
eyes.

I carry
you with 
me.

like wind
on the
water.

and though
you leave 
me
here.

here is
where 
you will 
always 
find me.

a headstone
as a matter
of fact.

to your 
laughter,

to your 
passion
to hard
and heavy 
nights.

it is dearly
a missing
moment
without
you here.

a hole in 
the sky.

...

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You the ring master poems

 

Wake
up clementine
lover.

a dove 
has flown
out our
bedroom
window.

and deep 
pools
of melancholy
still lie in 
your
eyes from 

the night

before.

and the
morning
remembrance,

leaves us 
with these
whispers
we share.

that shape us. 


bend us
to one
another's
needs.

and as
your
hand
lies so
tightly
within
mine in

first light,

remember
too.

in this
day...

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Nowhere with you / the nowhere poems

 

A pity
feast of  
jue jue bee

candies
shattered like

dead soldiers

across our

bedroom  floor.


soiled linens
of us 
lie limp and
 aimlessly 
across our bed.


cigarette butts
still smolder 
in a near by
 ash tray,


a signal fire 
to me that our
 time together
is running out..


and I lie here,
dream 
amongst 
 the peeled paint
canopy
clouds
 of our
...

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This promise / the nowhere oems

 

Don't pretend

to be an angel

fallen.

or a star

lost in this

 black velvet

night.

 

I trusted you.

you mistrusted

me. and now

 our lives lie

 like marbles

 rolling in

different

arcs

 across your

 bedroom floor.

unrehearsed paths

racing each other

to nowhere

 imparticular.

emotional outcasts

thrown from

our brief existence

...

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The treasure thought / the fox diaries

 

Tonight.

your love
is buried
37 years
deep.

guarded
by fences
and feelings
sharp.

captured
there
but
not 
tamed.

or given

openly to
another
in trust
or complete
surrender.

and you
will not 
compromise,

or alter
a degree
to this
course
of life
and love

that you
are on.

so I 
follow
in your
wake.

taste
the air
from
your
lips.

shadow
your smile
in my
dr...

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Unforgiven 1986 / the nowhere poems

 

The sin
that stains
our bed.
 
the innocence
burnt from
our amber eyes.
 
naked
half dreams
now 
burrowed
inside
my soul.

 

It is a 

tomb to you

that I 

now live in.
 
I am 
like a
a delinquent
child 
running
mad in my

head begging

for the hungry

hounds to

devour me

and get 

their fill.
 
a neighbor next
closes his

bedroom window

i...

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50 plus years / the nowhere poems

the phone
rings,
the car

next door
backfires,


the news paper
with yesterday's
worthless morsels
lays  across
the kitchen

porcelain
table.


the morning 
surrenders itself
 to me.

fifty-plus
years of
a cycle
I embrace
 as life.

old wrinkles
pressed
deep in
 my fine
 tweed suit.


ocean rain
crashing against
my front

door window


like a determined
solic...

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