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Jeffrey SpahrSummers Poems
Of poems and people
Never satisfied The whiners Always primping Looking in mirrors
Watching Daddy Die
Something weighs heavy on the man Lulled to sleep deep in the recliner. Something has cut his taut line And slashes age across his face
top this television moment
you shouldve been there everybody else was at least it seemed in july
he begets poetry begets interest begets poets
It takes courage to admit defeat to lay the weapons down to declare oneself unarmed before anyone else gets hurt
every poem is an experiment for me every poem an experience i read every poem that i can
four fifteen a.m.
I am preparing chicken salad and while the meat cools in the colander in the pocket of the sink
We choose to do this as a society as a race we clamber for bread
i dont understand this business of anger i just dont get it i dont understand
That we are given Are not ours to keep
watching clouds in oklahoma
there is a blazing white dragon floating over there in the sunlight it expands like a balloon filling up slowly as i watch and there is a
Father and Son
And so I carry you this last time To your exhausted bed of death Where words of hope faith fear Lock our eyes in a final salute
I have nothing to offer but
me love faith heart
I love to swim with blossoms in the stream air alive with sunlight and drink the tale of years.
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
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(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
Edgar Allan Poe
(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892)
(31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821)
Of poems and people
Looking in mirrors
Screaming for attention
To re-invent themselves
Rise out of the ashes