I Call Me Breathing

If I offer truth,

you would call me God.

I cannot.


If I offer uncertainty,

in tailored rhythms and simile,

like so many refrugees mobbing the road

toward nothing - you would call me Poet -

But I won't.


If I offer:

"Wasp, left

wing-tattered, twitching up

my scuffed boot

for a drop of spilt maple,"


while I sit on a bench, back-broke,

staring at my crew shoes,

pulling on a pinched butt,

because I flipped pancakes for hours,

smiling fake in the church rush - god bless -

and the dog's gotta run yet?


That dog's gotta run. Well,

you might call me something.

I call me breathing.

◄ I Draw The Clouds Wrong

The Warm Eviction of Mourning Doves ►


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Jason Bayliss

Wed 3rd Jul 2019 00:17

Good, 'cos it was definitely complimentary.😀


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Devon Brock

Wed 3rd Jul 2019 00:16

Thanks Lisa

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Devon Brock

Tue 2nd Jul 2019 23:35

Thanks Jason. I try to keep up with everything on WOL (a task in itself), and so often I think "damn, I wish I could write like that". But we are ultimately constrained by our own voice, our own idiosyncracies, our own experience, our own regional jargon. But, I suppose, that is what makes a voice unique. I didn't take the comment as an insult, mind you, more I felt it was a compliment - a strange voice in the tumult.


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Jason Bayliss

Tue 2nd Jul 2019 23:13

Breathing is an excellent start though my friend. And yes different is good, difference differentiates, but it's more than that, it's skillful. I read your stuff and it stands out for me as quirky, intelligent and skillful. Insight is like a good meal, better when it's shared.

J. x

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Lisa C Bassignani

Tue 2nd Jul 2019 23:05

Different is good

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Devon Brock

Tue 2nd Jul 2019 21:35

Thanks Dorothy..."very different" - hmmm.

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Tue 2nd Jul 2019 17:40

You have a very different way of representing your views....very different, yet distinct....i liked your work so much, admire your skills👍

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Tue 2nd Jul 2019 11:41

go easy bro!

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Devon Brock

Tue 2nd Jul 2019 11:35

Thank you, Leon. And it's off to work I go.

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Tue 2nd Jul 2019 11:33

the images and meanings brilliantly and colourfully expand with each reading. High 5's for the ' Brockster'

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