Show poem… Coughing up watch parts / Friday Jan. 15/ Warrensburg, MO @ The Bay #Poetry


photo by Matt Bird-Meyer

Someone swallowd a watch today
I can hear it ticking

A fish inside an aquarium
Bumping its nose against the glass

An Old woman rubbing her hands together
Let’s get active

Let’s listen to the water moving
Through the pipes

The whoosh of the furnace fire
Lighting up


The house slowly warms.

How many days will we get it wrong.
The voices over voices

Turning off vs quitting
Trying vs going through the motions

This basket of laundry at the top of the stairs
More than two sides of a coin.

Is it possible tonight could be
Something special
Not just another night
A night for the red shoes
A night to dance

Let’s dance

Another cold night away
Fighting on the highway
Three quarters of the way to Warrensburg.

I’m coughing up watch parts
springs and pieces of glass

With a big stupid smile…

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