Saturday, April 23, 2016

A to Z Challenge: T

Thoughts of Jen

I have been in thinking of you,
Jen, and as I lay around,
The bed rubbed against my back
Like a coffin. The music
Played to tape’s end and was silent.

I was dead to the world; in my heart
They were conducting an autopsy;
On my brain they were shoveling the dirt.
Yet what was in me for you
Burnt as hot in my blood
As flames at a cremation.

Then I moved enough to get drunk.
Where were you? Midnight
Is filled with loser poets
Scribbling their problems in black ink.
My burial in a tomb of drink continues,
And my elbows are convicted of murder.


  1. okay... and which jen might this be?

    1. I wrote that in college, about my best friend at the time.

    2. the more i read it, the more i like it. you'd done well here, dude. :]

  2. Rakes the blasé surface to reveal the threads of lingering desire. Good work here.
    Guilie @ Life In Dogs

    1. You're too kind.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. This is so good and I think many men have been guilty of have a few too many