Poetry


Ron Plath


Tuesday, November 24th, 2009



forget flowers--knives make better bookmarks

ron plath

i've
been
using
a
long
thin
pocket
knife
for
a
bookmark

a
surprised
visitor
asked
me
why
&
it
was
then
that
i
realized
it
may
be
b/c
sooner
or
later
words
won't
delay
the
inevitable


rsplath@speedymail.org


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drinking steadily through slow deaths & sudden endings
ron plath

to save money
i use old grocery bags
to line my kitchen
garbage pail

small plastic sacks
less than 1/4 the size
of the average liner

i keep tying them by
their thin handles
which rip sometimes
& tossing them
into the bin outside

it looks like a bunch
of cysts accumulating
a cluster like the tumors
of days gone by

in another pail
the landlord has
one hefty, black
body bag-like sack

i stare at both
&i don't know which
disturbs me more

either way, i notice
an increase
in the empty beer bottles
in my recycling bin

rob plath is a 40 year old poet from ny.  his latest monster book A
Bellyful of Anarchy (epic rites press 2009) is loose around the world.
he lives alone with his cat and tries his best to stay out of trouble. rsplath@speedymail.org


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