Alone in the Night

In Poetry on September 16, 2014 at 11:45 am

As I stare at the sky,

and the night deepens,

it seems like a hole

the stars fall into.

Trees wave like black

umbrellas. Life moves on.

It’s nearly over before

it’s begun. After

sixty years, that’s all I know.

I have said what I could.

I only seem able

to drink wine and laugh.

And my future

will be just like my past.


-after Lu Yu

George Freek, USA

My World

In Poetry on September 11, 2014 at 2:42 pm

I traverse

a fish pond world

gone black

by deadly feet

of swimming children

that pee

and splash

in the water I breathe


William D. Hicks, USA

Slap Snooze

In Poetry on August 27, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Slap snooze

Stumble from bed

Take a whizz

Walk to kitchen

Run water to tumbler

Flip on weather

Take a sip

Throwback meds

Try to listen

Too late

I hear:

Hot in places

Rain in others

They’ll be wrong

No doubt

Place umbrella

Near briefcase

In case

Go back to bed


William D. Hicks, USA


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