Saturday, May 11, 2013


I keep telling people
people awake,
sleeping and sober,
I am not a writer;
I'm a poet.

writers require patience,
discipline and maybe
some fine wine
smoothing out their egos.

and often learn
new dance steps,
drunk or sober.

poets require none of this.
poets need only,
trip over themselves
and they'll most likely
write a poem about it.

and unstated adventure,
and the last time
the neighbor's kid shit
in their swimming pool.

To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.

Samuel Johnson

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