Recent Reviews for C.A. Reed
1979 chevy impala (Short Story) - 6/12/2003 12:02:03 PM|
It has potential and a lovely voice, but , and, or: the story is far more interesting than the narrator's commentary. As in the story and images have more wisdom and grip. You don't have to tell us: We can't fall in love with people you hate or that disgust you.... Or can we?
1979 chevy impala (Short Story) - 5/10/2003 8:41:15 PM
nice intimations of Raymond Chandler. A little more rap rhythm might get it further into that neon eros. Swing it. The hopeful and hopeless were the only ones remaining --great.
42 (Poetry) - 5/29/2008 9:22:20 AM
return to sender (Poetry) - 3/18/2006 9:46:37 AM
return to sender (Poetry) - 3/15/2006 12:52:55 PM
return to sender (Poetry) - 3/9/2006 7:36:00 PM
I hope they come home to you real soon, and in the meantime harness that incredible passion transmuted through your pen! (As you just wonderfully did!)
Love & friendship Suzie :-D
for j.m. and his sweetheart (Poetry) - 2/19/2006 8:37:05 PM
Love this poem girl! The last lines... "...the gentle lapping, marry me." perfect. If you were here, I'd hug you, and jump up and down like and idiot!
age-stained valentine (Poetry) - 2/9/2006 4:56:14 PM
~~you write great poetry~sad,peaceful,real~~
for j.m. and his sweetheart (Poetry) - 2/9/2006 4:48:38 PM
~~a very beautiful poem~~
je reve encore de toi (Poetry) - 3/21/2005 2:46:53 PM
nothing like memories of old loves...thing is, they are often better when they stay just memories
fifty-five (Poetry) - 3/20/2005 8:58:35 AM
Blimey seeing it from your view. My father was/is my hero, but my ex not letting me see my son, this past 5 years, I so often wonder if he even thinks of me. I never stop thinking of my little soldier, or crying to be honest..
fifty-five (Poetry) - 3/19/2005 9:19:08 PM
very thought provoking ... i'm glad my father is not like me ...
fifty-five (Poetry) - 3/19/2005 6:21:23 PM
I think that I can relate to this too but you really got into it with this one. A splendid write.
fifty-five (Poetry) - 3/19/2005 5:42:53 PM
wow , i related to this so completely. i'm not sure about the genetics but i heard that i was 'just like' my father, whom i never knew, all my life and eventually became just like him in many ways...was it hereditary or just self fulfilling prophecy from so many years of hearing it. great words, they really made me think
how 'bout some prose? (Poetry) - 3/10/2005 1:11:05 PM
very well done
felt emotions hanging over seas
how 'bout some prose? (Poetry) - 3/8/2005 8:05:27 PM
Yup I can relate, but by 5000 miles more...
how 'bout some prose? (Poetry) - 3/8/2005 2:56:11 PM
I ditto what the others have said and you do have a way of doing these.
how 'bout some prose? (Poetry) - 3/8/2005 11:34:55 AM
excellent write! well done! :)
how 'bout some prose? (Poetry) - 3/8/2005 11:30:22 AM
wow this is excellent, i really enjoyed the prose
nickel and dimed (Poetry) - 2/17/2005 1:05:56 PM
A name from the distant past.
If you like sweeping floors, well I got heaps to be done..
nickel and dimed (Poetry) - 2/17/2005 10:40:21 AM
this is extremely well written, it draws one in without even knowing what it is really about, you still read every word with interest. very nice
nickel and dimed (Poetry) - 2/16/2005 6:37:57 PM
I like all of the movies in which Peter Lorre starred in. This is a great write.
nickel and dimed (Poetry) - 2/16/2005 5:35:53 PM
Great slice of life! Which movie do you reference?
flood (Poetry) - 2/11/2005 10:53:20 PM
felt your words, heavy
never let the sting last
enjoye everything else around you
and smile from the inside
another for phillip (Poetry) - 2/10/2005 2:15:06 PM
flood (Poetry) - 2/10/2005 7:07:12 AM
You know I felt the same way when I first moved here. Heck now I stick around just to piss them off.
another for phillip (Poetry) - 2/9/2005 6:21:39 PM
Okay and this is a very good tribute to him. You have done him proud.
scantron/oakland civil service exam (Poetry) - 2/8/2005 11:13:11 AM
This either means you're gonna be a bus driver or a clerk at a book store. Funny. And kinda dark.
in memory, of a similar end (Poetry) - 2/8/2005 11:10:22 AM
What an exquisite poem. "...transients, ascending to be lost in the wind." Aren't we all in some way? Be You Tee Full.
in memory, of a similar end (Poetry) - 2/7/2005 9:06:50 PM
Oh so deep and excellent, this is really poignant and good,
it's raining in oakland (Poetry) - 10/26/2004 6:50:23 AM
ps. new england is beautiful right now. especially the berkshires.
it's raining in oakland (Poetry) - 10/23/2004 8:28:05 PM
rather profound. quite nicely-crafted. -- Jeff
verbose (Poetry) - 9/27/2004 6:19:11 AM
no hidden messages here....
verbose (Poetry) - 9/26/2004 2:13:14 PM
"and blood's a language
we all can read"
I love that line!
sticking in (Poetry) - 9/25/2004 3:54:47 PM
don't know whether to laugh or cry
enjoyed you here!!!
sticking in (Poetry) - 9/25/2004 4:03:31 AM
Very unique and soul cutting. For those who have had moments in their relationships where some good advice is needed, it's frustrating when there's no one qualified to give it. I hope that you were able to find what you needed.
wings (Poetry) - 9/24/2004 11:21:50 PM
Your talent floors me, for true. Plath would blush. I'm glad you're still well... Well... at least alive.
P.S. steer clear of toasters: they're obvious. I've always been partial to hair driers. Like windows, they're usually open and mysterious. Jest aside: phone calls are better.
i used to (Poetry) - 4/2/2004 10:47:38 AM
Crushes--they're something else, aren't they?
cynth'ya lewis reed
maki (Poetry) - 4/1/2004 11:19:05 AM
You make it sound so perfect. I'd be a liar if I said I didn't envy. Great poem.
maki (Poetry) - 3/31/2004 7:04:20 PM
I loved this, deeply moving, outstandingly written,
maki (Poetry) - 3/31/2004 5:37:00 PM
So direct, so compelling, it lets us in at the beginning.
brulee (Poetry) - 3/27/2004 3:49:00 AM
I like it! Delightful read.
i used to (Poetry) - 3/26/2004 10:17:00 PM
you pack such a punch
in so short of a time
brulee (Poetry) - 3/26/2004 10:15:36 PM
though Big smiles!!
brulee (Poetry) - 3/26/2004 7:38:50 PM
must incur a pleasant explosion ;)
well done ...
brulee (Poetry) - 3/24/2004 6:24:39 PM
brulee (Poetry) - 3/24/2004 4:30:20 PM
Sounds like a good mix. Nice write.
i used to (Poetry) - 3/24/2004 4:26:09 PM
Nice expression of emotion. I can sure relate to this.
dear meg, (Poetry) - 3/19/2004 1:19:58 AM
There is much truth in what you are saying. Bill Murray
still settling in (Poetry) - 3/18/2004 1:29:42 PM
welcome back. i wish there were happier things to write about, but these images (and the ones in the other 2 new poems) are powerful, beautiful.
dear meg, (Poetry) - 3/18/2004 1:17:38 AM
women exhibit violent and destructive behavior just like men do ...
dear meg, (Poetry) - 3/17/2004 6:06:59 PM
I have known women like this, I don't like violence from men or women,
this is what i'll miss (Poetry) - 3/14/2004 8:03:12 AM
Yes, Cher. Yes.
Beautiful. So much beauty...
I can't swim so well.
this is what i'll miss (Poetry) - 2/28/2004 5:45:47 PM
very good! i really enjoyed the succession of idea and emotion ...
this is what i'll miss (Poetry) - 2/28/2004 5:19:32 PM
Oh How beautiful and deeply moving this was, outstanding, just outstanding,
this is what i'll miss (Poetry) - 2/26/2004 8:07:43 AM
superb stories of many verses
a love song for ... (Poetry) - 2/17/2004 5:30:34 AM
How beautiful and sweetly emotive.
a love song for ... (Poetry) - 2/14/2004 4:31:27 PM
oh - cheryl!
a love song for ... (Poetry) - 2/14/2004 1:02:39 PM
the punk rock librarian has a posse (Poetry) - 1/30/2004 6:17:17 AM
I can't. I have a flat. But I would if I could
this is how we talk now (Poetry) - 1/30/2004 6:15:27 AM
This poem is beautiful and painful. Excellent indeed.
honey (Poetry) - 1/29/2004 11:07:16 AM
you said you'd write some about him and you did! good job
before may 20, 1977 (Poetry) - 1/29/2004 8:42:42 AM
Cher, this is a great one.....many kudos for this one! wow!
this is how we talk now (Poetry) - 1/29/2004 8:28:52 AM
we're moving on up... (Poetry) - 1/19/2004 11:42:25 AM
Whachu talkin bout Weezie! Movin on up! I can't do anything but cry. After reading this poem, that's all there's left to do.
Here's to you, Babe.
A beautiful heart break poem.
You write like a fallen angel.
we're moving on up... (Poetry) - 1/15/2004 12:03:49 PM
wonderful write. i like the rhythm of it.
we're moving on up... (Poetry) - 1/15/2004 11:03:46 AM
I hear ya, Cheryl. I think we all reach that point - sooner or later. Enjoyed this poem.
nevada, you were never so near nor far (Poetry) - 1/14/2004 9:18:55 PM
I agree babe! Gager's right. Missed you. Keep writing.
nevada, you were never so near nor far (Poetry) - 1/7/2004 5:11:41 PM
welcome back......a nice poem from you C.A.....thought you lost your poetry, but I see it's as strong as ever
runaway returns (Poetry) - 12/26/2003 7:14:42 PM
This was excellent, loved the flow,
for all those times (Poetry) - 12/6/2003 9:00:01 AM
Very good emotive piece!
for all those times (Poetry) - 12/4/2003 7:28:24 AM
the chase is over....now just run for fun
for all those times (Poetry) - 12/3/2003 6:43:00 PM
nicely stated. well written.
the biggest lie (Poetry) - 10/28/2003 4:32:32 PM
Biggest Lie Is whence You Deceive Yourself!
well, i'm drunk again in mission hill (Poetry) - 9/26/2003 7:13:25 AM
This was so excellent, so poignant and moving, beautifully written, just touched me so this morning,
well, i'm drunk again in mission hill (Poetry) - 9/25/2003 7:06:41 PM
Love the continued cadence that doesn't let up, except where it punches up the piece. Great write, CA! :)
but if tomorrow never comes, (Poetry) - 9/24/2003 7:43:35 PM
Children know everything! Such wonderful little creatures......I love them. Beautiful work. Very wise words.
Teresa Emilie Dybevik
well, i'm drunk again in mission hill (Poetry) - 9/24/2003 5:00:09 PM
Nice work. Jim
but if tomorrow never comes, (Poetry) - 9/20/2003 2:24:34 PM
Wonderful writing, and love that positive ending!
but if tomorrow never comes, (Poetry) - 9/17/2003 5:31:59 PM
what a wonderful visionary write..all me have is the moment we live in
for joshua dray and johnny cash (Poetry) - 9/14/2003 10:02:47 AM
I like this tribute. Excellent write, C.A.
for joshua dray and johnny cash (Poetry) - 9/12/2003 2:14:15 PM
this is so well done. a nice tribute with out being too sentimental.
for joshua dray and johnny cash (Poetry) - 9/12/2003 11:54:22 AM
don't forget John Ritter also.....In a parallel universe Cash sings the Three's Company jingle.....besides that nonsense, this is a very nice write.
tabula rasa (Poetry) - 9/3/2003 4:45:43 PM
However, to maul the analogy, dust remains. A stray thought one late night at work, and google rechalks the board.
But seriously, glad you write still and write well.
Exsanguinate. That word, by itself, turns the poem, pulls the mundane to dizzying.
Well, perhaps good to know a bit of my own chalk dust can still nail the solar plexus.
Good Luck and be well,
bad skin (Poetry) - 8/15/2003 1:04:51 AM
bad skin (Poetry) - 8/14/2003 2:09:01 PM
What a couple drinks can do.... great write...
bad skin (Poetry) - 8/14/2003 1:00:47 PM
Love this: i'm blindsided,
at the opposite end of that bar
"Either end's great. Long as the bottle pours."
i am my father's daughter (Poetry) - 8/2/2003 9:10:34 AM
This is a beautiful poem, a nail through the heart. You're so good with words. It's envious.
i am my father's daughter (Poetry) - 8/1/2003 2:03:18 PM
we do not get to choose our parents, like them or not it is a victory when we grow to understand we can care or love them by choice
i am my father's daughter (Poetry) - 8/1/2003 2:01:41 PM
i am my father's daughter (Poetry) - 8/1/2003 12:59:19 PM
There is so much to like in all your poetry - this one stands above all the rest, for me.
for all my ghosts, a truce (Poetry) - 8/1/2003 5:47:23 AM
Deep and compelling write.
for all my ghosts, a truce (Poetry) - 7/31/2003 9:13:18 PM
Your brilliant title to this piece drew me to it!! Glad I allowed myself to read this wonderful, metaphorical gift of intelligent musing! A strong write, well done!
for all my ghosts, a truce (Poetry) - 7/31/2003 6:57:13 PM
Awwww, com'on. I see you. [smiles] Nice work.
a lull in traffic (Poetry) - 7/23/2003 6:51:25 PM
a lull in traffic (Poetry) - 7/23/2003 4:42:02 PM
Intriguing and Intresting and I second that "I like"!
a lull in traffic (Poetry) - 7/23/2003 2:21:29 PM
Intriguing! I like! I like!
a lull in traffic (Poetry) - 7/23/2003 1:40:02 PM
snowball's chance... (Poetry) - 7/20/2003 9:10:47 AM
I dated a snow ball once. Now I'm hell frozen over.
homesick (Poetry) - 7/20/2003 8:46:40 AM
This is great, emotions wonderfully penned...ahhh bittersweet in it's taste!
homesick (Poetry) - 7/20/2003 7:39:12 AM
very well done!
homesick (Poetry) - 7/19/2003 12:36:44 PM
Love it !!!!!!!!!
homesick (Poetry) - 7/19/2003 12:05:32 PM
Excellent bitter writing. I enjoyed this.
homesick (Poetry) - 7/19/2003 11:14:58 AM
As long as it is not a Yankees game, you'll be just fine.
snowball's chance... (Poetry) - 7/19/2003 9:28:49 AM
I had a cat named snowball once. He was possessed and now lives in hell. So there always is a chance.
room for rent (Poetry) - 7/19/2003 9:06:40 AM
Oh my a so sad write but written so very well!!!!
room for rent (Poetry) - 7/18/2003 11:50:00 PM
room for rent (Poetry) - 7/18/2003 10:17:58 PM
room for rent (Poetry) - 7/18/2003 2:02:16 PM
exquisitely written pain, thank you
room for rent (Poetry) - 7/18/2003 1:58:41 PM
Very fine work, dear lady. Pleasure to read.
this one's true. (Poetry) - 7/18/2003 5:42:39 AM
U should write more, you do it very well.
this one's true. (Poetry) - 7/17/2003 9:51:49 PM
Better than chocolate icecream this one was.
this one's true. (Poetry) - 7/17/2003 3:40:07 PM
Nice tribute. Reads well in this form.
trying to be good (Poetry) - 7/17/2003 10:53:37 AM
nice C.A. ....i know all about "ill-timing" and it goes without saying, i'd much rather be bad too.
trying to be good (Poetry) - 7/17/2003 10:43:34 AM
Very clever write. I enjoyed it.
a fictionalized poem (Poetry) - 7/16/2003 10:06:43 PM
I swore I'd never do this: But actually! Me? As in " Personally": (I wouldn't wanna be anything other) I roll cigarettes and think of you. But that's neither here nor there. See?: Geography's just as esoteric. But your half right. I have a stone to grind. It's my heart. But for you, yet again another fine "write." For me? So much for oaths.
less-than-clever retort (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 7:50:20 AM
hmmm drunken poetry as meaningful as drunken e-mails..sorry about those kiddo
whose middle initial is still an enigma (Poetry) - 7/13/2003 7:50:19 AM
This is a fucking beautiful poem! But I wonder if it's cryptic title undermines its worth? It's just a thought and I could be wrong and tomorrow it might rain.
tabula rasa (Poetry) - 7/9/2003 6:52:57 PM
Wow..I liked this, excellent!
tabula rasa (Poetry) - 7/9/2003 5:59:41 PM
nice poem. love you sweets
tabula rasa (Poetry) - 7/9/2003 5:14:40 PM
Beautiful sentiment and write, C.A. But wouldn't that be running time backwards?
42 (Poetry) - 7/9/2003 6:33:24 AM
So sad, but I do do so love your work. Sending you positive vibes today, sweetie.
42 (Poetry) - 7/9/2003 3:25:37 AM
C.A. Love does count for something I think?
42 (Poetry) - 7/9/2003 12:25:13 AM
Ah, Dale, poignant and yearning, sad and human...
42 (Poetry) - 7/8/2003 8:07:37 PM
This is very good...enjoyed!
42 (Poetry) - 7/8/2003 4:53:06 PM
Good one. Sentimental indeed!
May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
whose middle initial is still an enigma (Poetry) - 7/8/2003 8:08:41 AM
Awesome write of truth beyond most reality domains!!!!
whose middle initial is still an enigma (Poetry) - 7/8/2003 7:15:59 AM
whose middle initial is still an enigma (Poetry) - 7/7/2003 11:20:26 PM
painfully true; some see me for some fun.
whose middle initial is still an enigma (Poetry) - 7/7/2003 3:14:58 PM
Oh how I understand this write so very well, is there a cure? " My will, extending myself to those who never reach out, give back or ask first..." Bravo! ~Z~
whose middle initial is still an enigma (Poetry) - 7/7/2003 2:42:42 PM
"...i'll never be cured or
fixed of my ills
or the will i contain
to go on extending
to those who never reach
out, give back or ask first..."
They CAN wear you down if you let it. Bravo, an exceptional work.
swelter (Poetry) - 7/7/2003 7:45:22 AM
Nice. You really are a wonderfull poet.
easier said than done (Poetry) - 7/3/2003 12:35:39 PM
Was it Tom Dempsey?
easier said than done (Poetry) - 7/3/2003 12:33:22 PM
I don't know whether to laugh or cry. No arms? Good work.
swelter (Poetry) - 7/3/2003 12:23:50 PM
Now that is nicely done. Bravo.
swelter (Poetry) - 7/3/2003 12:22:02 PM
"that it's hotter than summer-- "
LOVE this line.... In Iowa ROASTING today.... Excellent.
the night when the living room was on the lawn (Poetry) - 7/3/2003 5:11:01 AM
What a memory!
the night when the living room was on the lawn (Poetry) - 7/3/2003 3:55:12 AM
"just one more minute," definitely the sinker line to this piece, filling all who read it with the want to be living out loud, outside on the front lawn!
beer tab ring (Poetry) - 7/2/2003 7:39:34 PM
Barb B Q renewed
the night when the living room was on the lawn (Poetry) - 7/2/2003 7:38:23 PM
If it were me the front lawn would have been my bed...sweet lush sleep
the night when the living room was on the lawn (Poetry) - 7/2/2003 7:15:55 PM
Slice of life well done write. Sounds like it was a wild night.
the night when the living room was on the lawn (Poetry) - 7/2/2003 5:30:29 PM
Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
pale moon (Poetry) - 7/2/2003 5:18:53 PM
Very nice imagery! Made me think of a scene in the movie. My mind is now working overtime. Heehee! Enjoyed this!
Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
dw vs. arthur (Poetry) - 6/28/2003 3:13:03 PM
Holy shit, this is simply tremendous. Mediocre sex??????? It does make for better writing.
berlin (Poetry) - 6/28/2003 11:59:14 AM
Well done!! Powerful!
the fix is in (Poetry) - 6/27/2003 1:20:32 AM
the fix is in (Poetry) - 6/26/2003 8:18:43 PM
the fix is in (Poetry) - 6/26/2003 3:24:51 PM
the fix is in (Poetry) - 6/26/2003 2:54:08 PM
This is very well done..
the fix is in (Poetry) - 6/26/2003 1:41:06 PM
I like this. quite well done, author.
the fix is in (Poetry) - 6/26/2003 1:05:01 PM
Great work CA----I like this alot, nice images, nice story---nice that what was in the quotes was not mine...
muted horn (Poetry) - 6/26/2003 7:58:46 AM
Very good work!
muted horn (Poetry) - 6/26/2003 5:34:52 AM
Profound thoughts, a pleasure to read.
muted horn (Poetry) - 6/25/2003 10:06:21 PM
Very very good work! I like this so much. Keep writing!
without jazz (Poetry) - 6/25/2003 7:31:01 PM
This is sweet and painfull and well written.
mes apologies et la verite... (Poetry) - 6/25/2003 10:15:24 AM
this poem was written with absolute respect and without malice. my forked tongue put to rest, i am a defeatist, i 'fessed up, maybe i felt those emotions at one point, i'm not sure that i do now, but maybe, just maybe it doesn't matter. i've apologized for my truths and can only hope that those involved don't run...
mes apologies et la verite... (Poetry) - 6/25/2003 6:29:51 AM
Love the acidity in your words, dear, the cynicism...breathtaking!
two albums in entirety (Poetry) - 6/24/2003 11:45:18 AM
This is very good! I liked it. Thanks for sharing.
- J -
all is full of... (Poetry) - 6/20/2003 12:36:34 AM
Bukowski is who I thought of when I read this. I went to your bio and noticed his name. Nice brevity in this poem and good use of rhyhme. The impact versus the number of words is wonderful.
God's peace to you!!
all is full of... (Poetry) - 6/20/2003 12:31:53 AM
all is full of... (Poetry) - 6/19/2003 6:05:00 PM
Pretty dense. Quite the nugget. Makes me want a beer.
all is full of... (Poetry) - 6/19/2003 12:13:48 PM
rofl, this is good
all is full of... (Poetry) - 6/19/2003 10:12:05 AM
all is full of... (Poetry) - 6/19/2003 9:14:25 AM
LOL... HA HA! I did so enjoy this. I felt the slashing pains in this but at the same time I laugh because it feels like that pivotal moment when you are about to turn mad but get crazy giggles instead. Thought provoking piece.
another disjointed title (Poetry) - 6/19/2003 6:47:50 AM
another disjointed title (Poetry) - 6/19/2003 12:23:04 AM
I love it.
favorite skin (Poetry) - 6/18/2003 12:13:48 PM
This is good!
with like middle names (Poetry) - 6/16/2003 11:09:51 PM
Really good stuff. I got stuck with Gilbert as my middle name, only common if you grew up in the 18th century.
with like middle names (Poetry) - 6/16/2003 3:38:15 PM
This just thunders down the page. I love it!
with like middle names (Poetry) - 6/16/2003 1:58:43 PM
Absolutely beautiful. There are some moments were you just can't keep the tears from falling. Intense! Love it. Jim
no amount of money or alcohol (Poetry) - 6/13/2003 11:43:03 PM
You fuckers you don't know what you got....Duraflame anyone?
the heart is a gentle destroyer (Poetry) - 6/13/2003 9:02:40 AM
Excellent write.. I think you had it right all along hun. The heart is a gentle destroyer at times..
wax cake (Poetry) - 6/12/2003 4:34:57 PM
Solid. Fucking great poem. Really solid.
strange ale (Poetry) - 6/12/2003 4:09:57 PM
the heart is a gentle destroyer (Poetry) - 6/11/2003 9:17:51 PM
Well written, I enjoyed.
the heart is a gentle destroyer (Poetry) - 6/11/2003 5:52:45 PM
This is a great piece....Sometimes the heart isn't so fucking gentle either.
strange ale (Poetry) - 6/10/2003 2:41:38 PM
Adore your form, humbled by your ability to minimalize. Those first two lines are addictive.
Thirty (Poetry) - 5/21/2003 1:01:21 PM
i'd be thrown in jail over
if moms had their say
(dads secretly pine and cheer me
on with their eyes)
--Christ I'm already in that jail...great line!
post (Poetry) - 5/20/2003 10:18:08 PM
beauty at it's simplest form. wonderful
post (Poetry) - 5/20/2003 9:15:30 PM
I Love This
perfect simple and yet the depth
am green just now ha
post (Poetry) - 5/20/2003 3:27:18 PM
Lovely. Made me smile.
wax cake (Poetry) - 5/16/2003 12:39:06 PM
Neat. I was still being carded when I was 26. Enjoy it. [smiles]
wax cake (Poetry) - 5/16/2003 11:22:54 AM
What a feeling that lingers when the poem is through...great work!
wax cake (Poetry) - 5/16/2003 8:50:39 AM
Hey old lady, happy birthday.........if you want to feel bad about another year....Sir Charles B below
Here I Am
drunk again at 3 a.m. at the end of my 2nd bottle
of wine, I have typed from a dozen to 15 pages of
an old man
maddened for the flesh of young girls in this
top-floor blood pressure
while all the fear of the wasted years
laughs between my toes
no woman will live with me
no Florence Nightingale to watch the
Johnny Carson show with
if I have a stroke I will lay here for six
days, my three cats hungrily ripping the flesh
from my elbows, wrists, head
the radio playing classical music ...
I promised myself never to write old man poems
but this one's funny, you see, excusable, be-
cause I've long gone past using myself and there's
still more left
here at 3 a.m. I am going to take this sheet from
pour another glass and
make love to the fresh new whiteness
maybe get lucky