Archive for August, 2011

04
Aug
11

Sofa sucker

The sofa cushions

Are calling me

Again.

They have my name,

They know my weakness-

A total lack of

Sleep

And a false

Hope

Of a “short nap”

So that

I can

Wake up

And do a little more

Work

As the family

Sleeps

Quietly-

With a few

Snorts and grunts

And burps

From the other rooms.

In the dark

Of night,

While they rest,

I tap away

At the keys,

In the soft glow

Of my laptop-

Yearning

To hold them

Again-

Not worrying about deadlines

And print dates,

Or time

At all.

 

Timothy Vance Jackson

August 4, 2011

04
Aug
11

Freshly ground

I can still smell

The freshly ground

Coffee beans,

Sitting in the jar

Behind me

On the kitchen

Counter.

I spent

Just a few

Minutes

Grinding

The beans

By hand

This morning,

With a little

Complaining

About the sore

Shoulder,

As I cranked

Slowly

With the handle,

And stuffed more

Beans

Into the hopper.

Now,

I know why

I did it-

The smell

Alone

Is worth the ache

In the shoulder.

 

Timothy Vance Jackson

August 4, 2011

04
Aug
11

Brain on fire

Another night

Sitting in the

Dark,

Music playing

Softly

Below the surface

Tension,

Eyes straining

To see

The screen,

Beer within reach,

Brain on fire

With words

And ideas

Scorching

The nerve endings

And tattered

Synapses.

Searching

And hunting

For

The words

That fit and cast a spell upon the reader or just myself.

Searching

Every corner

And recess

Of my brain

For that line,

That phrase,

That golden idea-

The Winner.

 

Timothy Vance Jackson

August 4, 2011




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