(Lazy) Poetry Blogging

I just really like this one. (And yes, I’ll be posting summaries of Inverness and Edinburgh, as soon as I’m recovered from this damn cold.)

operation:
get down
by Alex Lemon

It is very
Common
To have

A cave within us
To hide

Away in when it all
Seems hopeless. To cry

Tears of mostly blood.

To feed on the day-
Dream in which

Side mirrors shear off
Of your car

As the walled road
Narrows.

To swerve might make

There is a saint for the down
& out. A rock is a rock

Is a rock & redwood
Trees grow out
Of our chests.

It is horrible & right,
Here in this place. Dum

Spiro, spero. We’re all in
This shit together.

2 responses to “(Lazy) Poetry Blogging

  1. So, this poet is clinically depressed, right?

  2. He actually IS (was)! Oddly, I just found his memoir on the “new nonfiction” shelf at our library yesterday and checked it out. He went to Macalester, where his dramatic life events take place, so I’ve been meaning to find/read it for months, but had forgotten all about it.