Jan 31, 2013

In the Winter There is Time, J.Hopkins

In the Winter There is Time

By Jeff Hopkins

Where am I supposed to go in this never ending blizzard of frozen rain?
It piles up on the walks, the swingset, my car will remain here for days
People just aren't meant to move through this mess
The salt, snowblower diesel, scraping plows and whistling heaters
Just leave me alone, why can't I hibernate?
So there is this thing called the Internet
It works even in the cold. So I grab some coffee and write, and write
The power won't go out, the storm wasn't that terrible
And I have all the time I need for email and being social checking photos
In my bathrobe
Oh, wait that's not what I meant, really, but the Internet does well there too.
But I'm just writing, really I am. Decent stuff too. Good decent stuff.
Oh God, get me out of this house
Melt you damn snow, melt!

Flow, R. Gathers


by Reggie Gathers

The grass has puddled
Even it's had enough
Go search for a new home
Water is boss
It'll know where to go
Seeping into wherever it wants
Nowhere is safe
Life or death

Triumphant Return

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