Poems Or What Happens When I Can't Think In Prose

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Typing Wet On A Computer

Raindrops falling on my head coming from a leak on the roof a hole that a bird's peck had made during the summer. A storm rages outside howling winds snapping branches angry clouds keeping me in my hermitage dry except for the leak on the roof.. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 20, 2004

Help me, O Sweet Jesus!

The other day I was invited for the first time to talk to Grade School students about the life of St. Augustine. I hit it off quite well with teen-agers and young adults, but with the wide-eyes-and-innocent-smile-group I simply fold up. Hard to breathe Cold sweat pouring Butterflies in my tummy And... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004


Cigarette butts and ashes ashtray overflowing a lighted Marlboro balanced on the brim. Black coffee in a cup steaming hot and sweet waiting to be stirred. Pen and paper an open book, index cards all scattered a sleepy head cradled on an arm. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Was It Just Yesterday?

Was it just yesterday when I marvelled at your long eyelashes and told mom that you looked so cute? I always thought that you looked better than I do, even now. Was it just yesterday when you got sick and mom had to cook the meals so I had to look after you? You were so sickly that I often wondered... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 8, 2004

In The Ruins

In the ruins of an ancient church I saw a maiden and her lover making a solemn oath In their hands they held a dagger gleaming 'neath the shining moon promising endless love. A pact they made in blood beneath the Virgin's gaze that if the one is not to the other wed both would rather die than live... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 26, 2004


A fly buzzing over my head, homeshopping on the tube, tick tick tick says the clock on the wall. The sun is too hot the fan is too slow sweat trickles from my brow The fly buzzes over my head, click click click goes the remote, the clock chimes one. The cellphone buzzes a message has been sent... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004


Car hooting Bulldozer rumbling A taxi cab rushes by. A baby crying two dogs barking my ears are ringing and I don't know why. Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 21, 2004

Here I Stand

Still dizzy with lack of sleep I make my way on arthritic feet up the steps to your altar of mercy Introibo. The cold morning air wafts through a broken window making me shiver in vestments colorless and threadbare reminding me of my mortality Asperge me. I look up and see your little flock... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 18, 2004

Tell Pedro Not To Stop!

Ding dong ding dong A distant ringing comes closer images fade to a distance as slumber turns to awakening. Ding dong ding dong that persistent ringing again in my ears as cool water splashes on my face Ding dong ding dong "Labia mea aperies" Ding dong ding dong "Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 3, 2004

The Wrong String

I pluck the strings of my old guitar and hear that offending flat and I remember how our friendship has turned sour. I turn the caps and tighten the strings and the flat turns to sharp and I remember how correcting you made you turn away from me. I turn the cap to the right I turn the cap to the... Sign in to see full entry.

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