Paeans - and Aches

over the years

Sunday, February 18, 2001

Bachelor Apartment

It’s a mess
Don’t come in
If you’re not going to stay
awhile.
I’m not going to even try
To be nice
If you’re not going to stay
awhile.
Had enough of tidying
For visitors
Who don’t stay
awhile.
I’ll light the fire
And put on some music
If you’re going to stay
awhile.
I’ll change
And shave
If you’re going to stay
awhile.
But, please,
Don’t come in
If you’re not going to stay
awhile.

Monday, February 12, 2001

So you want to read my poems

Fancy seeing you here!
I was just leaving.
But i’ll stay
if it’s me you’ve come to see.
If you’ve just stopped by
to see the paintings
I’ll leave you the keys.
When you let yourself out,
please leave them under the doormat.

Thursday, February 01, 2001

Old diary 2

Old lines
Old loves
Raw words
Raw emotions
Wish i could feel them now
that i know how
to write
and love.

Old diary

Half-remembered laments
For till-now-forgotten loves.
Delicious adolescent pains
And rhymes that tried to make sense of them.
I smile now, and think
I know more words now.
I could handle them much better
With more dexterity, more skill,
..perhaps less spontaneity..
(which may be a good idea).
And i wouldn’t do too badly
with the poems either.