Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May 10


4 comments:

  1. Downsizing

    We were trying to think
    Small house:
    We wouldn’t need closets
    We’d share an office
    We didn’t need a laundry room
    At least
    We didn’t skimp
    On the shower
    Which is the biggest
    Thing in the house — now
    I look at my blue willow dishes
    And 3 closets full of clothes and
    More books than the rabbi had
    According to the mover.
    And the purse collection.
    And all the pictures —original art
    All of it beautiful
    And I
    Wonder
    Where
    Am I
    Going to
    Put
    It all where
    Am
    I
    Going
    To
    Put
    My
    Self.

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  3. Forgive and forget

    It was
    a part time
    job

    I needed to work
    To get out of where
    I was


    a place of shame
    a time of confusion
    of agony

    to have a mother
    who gave me back
    my rent I had given

    her for the last six months
    Let me go back further
    trying to get into the Air Force

    They refused me
    I was joyful in my
    AWOL mistake

    My recruiter said
    I committed political
    suicide

    I was happy
    Not me
    I was not a

    Soldier
    to go kill
    the enemy

    My mom took me in
    after being away
    five years

    Then the envelope came
    All my rent I had given
    her for the passed six months

    Go find yourself a motel
    and start over
    Here is your money

    Tough love
    My God how can I
    Forget that

    She was my mom
    and I had not
    a place to stay

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  4. i think of selling my priceless dreams

    some days
    when i am broker
    than broke
    i think of selling
    my priceless dreams
    of kingdoms
    in the dark and crowns
    i hand made
    with lovely stars for
    my queen of the night
    for just enough
    pennies
    to
    get a
    fix

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