POEM: My Body Toss In-

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POEM: The Old Comedian

Illustration by Rolli

The old comedian

Martin
in our attic lived
a minute

We heartened him with
wine
and he us
with vintages of wit

‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ until

some sinless
citizen 
passing over-
heard 
our laughter

‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎He died 
 ‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎‎‎in irons
 ‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎‎‎rusting
 ‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎‎‎The Last Comedian

Yet
we remember

how he warmed our 
throats’ 
cold corridors
with laughter as
wine
 
‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎as rushings 
‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎of vital
‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎wine

Note

My latest book of poems and drawings is Plumstuff. You might like it:

Short Circuit

Hello, Friends – – –

The final issue of one of my favorite magazines, Short Circuit, is out today.

A bittersweet moment, but I’m happy to have two pieces in it.

The first is a very short story, The Sweet Striper.

https://short-edition.com/en/story/short-fiction/the-sweet-striper

The second is a poem, I do not begrudge the young.

https://short-edition.com/en/story/poetry/i-do-not-begrudge-the-young

I hope you enjoy them…

That’s all for now, friends.

(You might enjoy my recent collection of poem and drawings, Plumstuff)

Cheers – – –


POEM: Friday Night

Friday night

I was drunk on
sauvignon

writing
triolets

my note-
pad slanting
to catch
the lamp-
light

For a moment
closing
my eyes

I woke
as the dawn
was putting on
its clothes

From my new collection of poems and drawings, Plumstuff.

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☕ DR. COFFEE ☕

Hello, Friends – – –

Did you know there’s only one bookstore in the world owned and operated by someone with a bonafide PhD in Coffee? It’s a Canadian bookstore called The Penny University, run by the famous Dr. Coffee. Her shop is now stocked with signed copies of my new collection of poems and drawings, Plumstuff. Help support indie bookstores by ordering a copy from her wonderful shop: https://shop.pennyu.ca/item/1yMUbTnZaD8-iCVoBOkBqA. Order today and receive a free mini art print.

Have a happy Indie Bookstore Day!

Cheers – – –