Whatchamacallits

(1)

 

Microwave
heating water
for tea
the nightly
9.00 ritual

 

(2)

 

Snow this morning
evanesced
by noon
beneath
a blinding sun

 

(3)

 

Old poets
dance better
than the young

 

(4)

 

Like April's 
first blossom
or a just-discovered
place to explore
this newborn friendship

 

(5)

 

Building a shelter
hewing stones
for a chapel

 

twenty minutes
of silence

 

(6)

 

Sun's mercy

on bare branches
coaxes leaflife

 

(7)

 

She has locked
her heart's doors to me
pulled down the grate

 

(8)

 

[referring to the American politician Pete Buttigieg]

 

He taught himself
Norwegian
simply because
he could

 

(9)

 

Kinship
with strangers
on the subway

 

(10)

 

Coffee
can drowse me
if I drink too much of it

 

(11)

 

Smiling Muslimah

in a black hijab
sells me a Kit Kat
at a Government Center
newsstand

 

(12)

 

March wind

stings
like an ancient
and stubborn
resentment

 

(13)

 

"he'd celebrate
an Anglican Mass
so High only dogs
could hear it"

Donald Hall
recalling
Revd Jack Putterill
the communist vicar
of Thaxted

 

(14)

 

I walk seven blocks
to the Porter Square church
just to hear Hilary
sing in the choir

 

(15)

 

To my outward
repentance
I have attached
an inward
nevertheless

 

(16)

 

Ticker's afflicted
when I wake up 
each night
hours
before dawn





Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2019-03-24 at 02:39

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