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More serious verse

I remember

Artwork by Phil Burns I remember I remember your lipsfull and warmalways ready to curl into a smileand eager to move into a kiss I remember your eyesdark and deep and shininglike the night sky filled with lights from other … Continue reading

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the colour of the universe

the colour of the universe when you think about itthe colour of the universeis obvious it must be a complex mixof many things:courage and cowardicekindness and crueltypride and humilitycertainty and indecisionharmony and conflictintelligence and stupidityand some more stupidity add a … Continue reading

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remember

remember do you know what I remember bestshe asks me with her famous smileI feel it radiating through the phonewith her words that so beguile it is hard for me to say I laughI have so many manly charmsbut I … Continue reading

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thoughts and fears

thoughts and fears between the dreams and memoriesbetween the thoughts and fearsI hear the music of your loveas it whispers in my ears the dog slumbers in the sunshinebeneath the dying pepper treeas you once slept in my embracebefore you … Continue reading

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spider gone

spider gone let me tell you about Susiethe little spider who hassince the days of confinementall those months agomade her home in a secluded cornerof my smallest room when I returnedafter spending August in Scotland(here there is an excess of … Continue reading

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which way

which way I see donkeys in a fieldand I wonderare they happywith the lives they lead I supposethat their choicesare limited they eat grassand like usthey look forwardto springprobably with the sametwinklein their eyes when I haveno more grassfrom the … Continue reading

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love story

love story sometimes a love storyis just that and no morea love storywith no end for me it was loveat first sightalthough I never believedin such a thinguntil I saw the smilein your eyes you took a little longerbut I … Continue reading

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cicadas

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fall from grace

Click here to hear the poet read his words: fall from grace when I was so much youngerI was mean and wild and cruelI rejected all authoritystomped on every petty rule my body was a canvasmy hair a work of … Continue reading

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leaving Vancouver blues

Click here to hear the poet read his words: leaving Vancouver blues he sits silent on the greyhoundas it slowly moves downtownthe past is close behind himtreading on his shoeshis mind is filled with emptinessleaving Vancouver blues he sits pensive … Continue reading

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