Tag: Poems

Staring into That Good Night

So it’s night and I go to smoke Outside And see—so many fucking stars Just hanging up there Flickering like crazy (Maybe Some of them are planes) Anyway Here’s the […]

Walls Make Neighbours

There’s a wall between me And the gritty city street Just a wall Of concrete or brick or shit One and something feet maybe Separating me From everything not-home Not-nice, […]

So I Got These Ikea Glasses…

Design IKEA Made in CHINA What the f*ck? Well *shrug* Glass is glass You drop it . It breaks . . Into millions Of shards . . . Except, I […]

The Life I Save May Be My Own

A tiny thing Crying and cowering Behind the bins Is that— A cat! A kitten rather All big-eyed And terrified Shh, shh, she said There, there You’re good now She […]

A Miniature Portrait in Pink

Peeling pink polish On a girl who’s been biting her nails Again Because the pain is easier to bear Then Disclaimers: I don’t bite my nails I don’t use pink […]

The Motivational Inscription on My Mug

LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE What the fuck? That’s a bit too much to ask, Right? Isn’t there an easier task? Like, Die or Lie in bed and Stare at the wall. […]

A Pill a Day

I measure my weeks In the number of pills I take to calm down To continue to exist Not too many Not to get a habit Count them out Don’t […]

Black, Red and None

When you dress black To reflect The dark matter in your head When you dress red To say that You’re not dead yet When you don’t dress At all Because […]

What a Quiet Night Tonight

When it’s so quiet You think You should hear yourself breathing But you hear nothing Have you gone deaf Have you died What’s happening You’re terrified Has it ever happened […]

The Noise in the House in the Night

I’m waiting for my bedtime and not really up to anything. So I penned a poem (so-called). I was just listening. In the middle of the night (but not midnight) […]

Dear Sleeping Pill, You Had One Job

In the night My mind is up and around Alive, awake, awhirl Churning out stuff That happened That didn’t That should have   Heyou, mind, Cut the crap Stop the […]

An Extremely Crappy and Crazy Ode to Lexaurin

Got a panic attack. Took Lexaurin. Then got a panic attack that it’s not working. But later: Aw, Lexaurin, my happiness pill You make me feel chill You make me […]

Finding Everyday Inspiration: BBC Poem

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration. Today’s writing task doesn’t involve writing. Just as well. The instructions are to mine what’s mine. One suggestion is to look at your […]

What I Hated the Least Today 262/365: Concrete Poetry

Be warned. This is extremely dumb. I’ve been thinking about concrete poetry. Not concretely, just generally. It happened after I snapped a snap of concrete. I thought I’d produce a […]

All the Same, All the Time

Loosely inspired by a recent somewhat heart-breaking post by Cardinal Guzman, I decided that the world needs more bad poetry. At peace, At home. Alone. Quiet, but not quite. The […]

Of Cars and Men [Poem]

Pedestrians are people with destinations In their minds And baggage in their hands Too heavy to carry around   But cars— Put your weight away in the trunk And let […]

Go

Trams come and go Stopping on the go Crawling tediously Counting meters As they go

What I Hated the Least Today 27/365: Ibuprofen

I woke up, made coffee, smoked, practised my yoga routine, smoked, blogged, smoked, cooked lunch, ate it and smoked. I live a dream. Except while cooking, I got a nasty […]