Poet Commentaries

My Little Ditty

December 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

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What word was this inspired by?   bellows so much lung capacity to blow smoke dug up by a chain gain, hoisted by a chain hoist the whole operation manned by people bound; [...]


November 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

There is some old money in the old country, this always makes me suspect of my roots.  Perhaps slave trading is in my genes; or pirating.  I comfort myself knowing there [...]

The First Snow

November 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

It is like a switch being turned on.  I will say “it will snow when it snows” or “we should not expect anything until Christmas”, pretending to be [...]

Is the Fridge Light On

November 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Is the Fridge Light On…(I know) Bagged Joy In the Cellophane Church the killing floors are hidden and feathers do not fly. Sustenance in a box. I hunt joy. I get the [...]

An African Man

November 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

An African Man   Somewhere in 1966. Somewhere between boyhood and manhood I was sixteen the train trip from Ndola in Northern Rhodesia and Queenstown in the eastern Cape [...]

Sticks, Stones and Nemo

November 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

It is hard to believe but this next poem was written while I contemplating bleached teeth that are just way too white.  Teeth, like the first stanza of this poem, need to [...]

Time for a Strop

October 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Time to Strop the kids fight parents get thick skin horse ass strop The perfect angle feels right. The pressure is on point.  There is no stutter or skip in the [...]

Get Lost

October 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Get Lost At three years old my mother sends me out the door and plunks me on my tricycle.  “Get lost”, she says. and so I did. I almost failed because even at three [...]

Happy Anniversary Sandra

October 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Just some thoughts for my wife on our anniversary.  It has beem 36 years today.   “Bunnies are smart i put treats on the cage and it only took a week for her to find [...]

Making Pathways

October 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

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because this post has “a moral” and a bit of fiction I make it here on my writing web site.  I have included a video of my grandson’s point of view.  I [...]