Compulsively Aimless is devoted to amateur attempts at short poems and random excursions through my bookshelf. The book lists in no way represent complete, well-thought out collection on any particular subject but are what I happen to have on my shelf. Expect lists devoted to travel, adventure, America, history and the unusual.
Friday, January 31, 2014
New Poems: Words from Not Myself and Seasonal Change
In the bungalows of happiness
householders put up their
can goods of well-wishes
Out back the kids are
stoking bonfires of resentment
in derelict steel drums
Darkness and winter
are waiting at the end of the street.
I’ve been put in this position before. Waking up in the middle of the night to utter phrases not my own (and with no one to hear them).