Fresh Words


I use this page to post a variety of pieces, both those just out of the sluice, and older pieces that feel fresh to me at the moment. I generally keep them up for a month, or a few at the most.

Look for new poems (and more) at the start of each month.

Be a Bough Tit   (new in September)

Do Let’s   (new in September)

Old   (new in September)

The Truth   (new in August)

A Bitter Brew   (new in August)

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Woke up the other morning and this sweet poem came out of my head, written for Alexandra Naughton of Be About It Press.

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BE A BOUGH TIT

Because you can.
Because you are a creature of air.
Because your song fills the corners with life.
Because the corners could always use more life.
Because that breeze is meant for you.
Because you come with the scent of pine.
Because you come with the colors of spring.
Because you burst into berries.
Because the vicious gnats fear you.
Because you chirp upon the dawn.
Because you soar into the noontide sun.
Because you sing the day farewell.
Because you send us sweetly to our nightly nests.
Because you are.

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A short but cute one from a couple years ago that I just found in a folder.

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Do Let’s

How can we be when all the being’s done for us?
How can we do when all the doing’s denied?
Arms in the air, running full tilt toward.
Fuck the ideologies. Let’s have a world.

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Here’s a shorty from this summer.

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Old

When I am old,
they will give me hard candies,
and I shall find them Paradise.

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The littlest tidbit with the biggest title.

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The Truth

A poem doesn’t tell you how the world works.
It asks you.

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A silly lament.

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A Bitter Brew

I watch my coffee in the cone filter bloom,
and I think of all the poets I’ve known
who’ve soaked, and steeped, and drained
their precious essence to the waiting vessel,
then slowly come to dry, and I’m grateful
that we all don’t have to live the same metaphor.
The coffee is extra bitter today.

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