Category Archives: Poems that won’t change the world

The Fast-Forward Button

Sometimes I can’t help thinking how it would be nice to have a fast-forward button to speed us through a pain we already know and don’t need to experience twice because we’ve already learned the lesson Like heartache, for instance … Continue reading

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Ode to a Succession of Perfect Cats

Hey there, furface Come sit with me I love to hear you purr (Even if it wakes me at 3am, engine rumbling on my pillow, combine harvesting my dreams) I love the way you rub your head against me (Bruising … Continue reading

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It’s Not All

Hey, you. You who still remember. The nice, balmy evening. The friend who wanted a drink. The quick stop at the gas station. The harsh, angry voice, snarling at you to get out, they don’t serve niggers. It’s not all whites. … Continue reading

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Society Limbo

I saw you yesterday on the stairs of the mall a local by accent an immigrant by color caught between worlds, you were sitting there with a friend drinking beer from a bottle. I watched you as the old man shuffled … Continue reading

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Goodbye Stranger

This summer so far has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster. You know, the good thing about all this social networking and globalisation and connecting with people all over the world is, well, you get to connect with … Continue reading

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Giddy Up

This one goes out to everyone who has ever used a tragedy to further their own agenda – and I don’t care what sort of agenda that is, whether it’s heinous or noble, whether I’d support it myself or not. … Continue reading

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Just another poem

Mother to Son Do you remember that evening when I told you playtime was over You didn’t want to go to bed I carried you upstairs brushed your teeth tucked you in and said I love you You replied that … Continue reading

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