Daily Archives: May 2, 2011

Incidental Poetry — Part ii

Esperanza Spalding\’s cover of \”Ponta de Areia\”

“Prodigy whiz kid”

I still like to think, before the jury
returns, turning thirty, that I’m brilliant,
just undiscovered; all the more so while I write
undercover, my verse a Morse code announcing anonymous
clicks and clacks on keyboard tricks whether right
or wrong I can’t decide which tracks, cause the train’s left the station
like my child bride down the aisle with the wrong guy
again.  But I’m beginning to have my doubts.

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Incidental poetry — Part i


As I sit before a computer screen sipping
cups of coffee looking up gardening tips
for the coming spring, wondering what to grow
and how many rows apart, counting beans
yet sprung or preserves yet jarred,
my cat switches positions of sleep in a feline curl on the bed                                                                      whisker-twitched and flicks of tail with dreams aswirl in his head –
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