Category Archives: Poetry

Includes all types of poetry from all eras.

I Have No Enemies Today

I saw him a few months ago. He was walking down an isle at Walmart. At first, I wasn’t sure it was him because of his slow, shuffling gait. “That’s not the way he walks,” I thought. His gray hair … Continue reading

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The Gift Of Desperation III

Last night, I accepted full responsibility for the consequences of my financial decisions. Past, present and future. My girl was counting on me for some cash. She was counting on me because I told her she could, I told her … Continue reading

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The Gift Of Desperation II

44 years ago The only thing that mattered was Not Drinking Today. One second. One minute. One hour. One day at a time. No alcohol. No drugs. Every morning, I’d say, “Please, let me stay sober today.” Each night, it … Continue reading

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The hunt for money takes up a lot of time. I had a good streak of not having to worry about having enough. I liked it. Having extra. I liked it, a lot. So much it made me forget about … Continue reading

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I Have To Say No

I have always been a yes man. Whatever you want…whatever you need…if I can give it, get it, work it out, it’s yours. I’ve always been this way. I’ve got two dollars to my name, I’ll figure out a way … Continue reading

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No Excuses

Thanksgiving was my cheat day. I have been intermittent fasting for approximately 7 months and haven’t felt like using the alloted permission to glut. I guess I was waiting till yesterday to let it all hang out. I guess I … Continue reading

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Half Asleep

I don’t know why I’m writing. There’s no way I’m going to make sense. I want to go back to sleep but I promised myself I’d get an early start So, here I am… Styrofoam cup of luke warm, lightweight … Continue reading

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My Side Of The Street

It’s up to me. Keeping it clean And I haven’t done a very good job of it. Back in the day, I used to say, “Not hurtin’ no one but me.” Bullshit. And it’s bullshit today. Only difference is… I … Continue reading

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Airplane Mode

I made my flight this morning. The airline app said I had no reservation, said nothing was confirmed. The app didn’t know what it was talking about. I showed up at the terminal and clicked on to all of my … Continue reading

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Always Something

It was chilly last night. Temperature dropped over 20°f. I don’t know how far the drop would’ve been in Celsius. I guess I could Google the conversion just to find out but, nah, I’m just going to go with, “It … Continue reading

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