True Story

true story, steven humphreys, poetry

Dreaming up a true story of whiskey beer and Saturday Nights of a wanna be Marlboro man's glory who acted and looked the part with his get up of hat, boots, and shiny silver belt buckle he couldn't have acted the part any better than a pro pounding down Bud Jack and Coke and Weiner schnitzel …

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Life Disrupted

life disrupted, steven humphreys, poetry, poems

when a plan falls together glue the living hell out of it take it to the sea shore watch the seagulls drop their bombs on others wait until their faces turn red and laugh at the mess they're in sit on the dock of the bay and see the grass grow tall in fairest weather especially when the thick fog …

Inner Monkey

inner monkey, steven humphreys, poetry, poems, prose, author, writer

Primal fright walks upright rings Pavlov's bell better than hell Pray that inner monkey gets drunk 'cause screaming ape's goanna bite beneath all that hair from whence he cared came missing link the thinking man who reads aphorisms like “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” propped up in bed drinking fine burgundy wine

In a Hurry

in a hurry, steven humphreys, author, writer, poetry, poems, prose

In a hurry might as well do it busy watching clocks slowly ticking working fast In a flurry counting widgets cranking digits not to worry nothing matters where we go no one follows no one knows you're not gone never somewhere always nowhere all the same There's no point to it all never tell us why you do it …

Subtle Hymn

subtle hymn, poetry, poems, prose, steven humphreys, author, writer

Lightening strikes a subtle hymn until we hum we left that room electric charge hovering over barge and tunnel biting us like ants heavy on our shoulders crawling skin begetting thin snapping crackling whipping loudly your hymn of quietness tipping you over your edge into your cup of swallowed green tea with a feather brush you strike out …