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


COMING HOME
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.

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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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