Two Poets — Two Poems

turning the blog over to the words of two poets today: J. Whitebird and Vassar Miller 

J. Whitebird (“poemail” postcard, 1990)

J. Whitebird poemail

by Vassar Miller (Small Change, Wings Press, 1976)

Vassar MillerI quit waiting up for myself,
slop over in a burp and a yawn
kick my sense of adventure under the bed,
and curl up in yesterday’s shape.

I put my smile back in the garage,
hang up my manners in the closet,
tell my sobriety to take it easy,
and tuck my memories under the pile-up of newspapers.

I take my temper out of the freezer
warm up bad habits in the oven,
put the left-overs of my brain on ice,
and work my life back into its old shoes.

About bullersbackporch

I am a native Austinite, a high-tech Luddite, lover of music, movies and stories and a born trainer-explainer.
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1 Response to Two Poets — Two Poems

  1. Pingback: For Vassar | Buller's back porch

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