Chapin City Blues

Writing is writing whether done for duty, profit, or fun.

This isn’t the first time I’ve used this poem for a poetry break. And I think – some time in the future – it may appear again. It cannot be helped; I just feel a relationship with this poem. For the fifteen poem, I have chosen “Heaven, or Whatever” by Shane Koyczan. Please enjoy. More …

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“The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman “Fight for Love” by Andrea Gibson “To Elsie” by William Carlos Williams “A Life of Errands” by Leonard Cohen “American Arithmetic” by Natalie Diaz “In the Event of My Demise” by Tupac Amaru Shakur “Love Calls Us to the Things of This World” by Richard Wilbur “Grief Calls …

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Once again: “Your Life” by Andrea Gibson “I Carry Your Heart with Me” by e.e. cummings “Explaining My Depression to My Mother” by Sabrina Benaim “Ohm” by Saul Williams “Why are Muslims So…” by Sakila & Hawa “14 Lines from Love Letters or Suicide Notes” by Doc Luben “Some Things You Need to Know Before …

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Poetry Break

July 26, 2017


I was out for a brisk walk tonight. A light jog. Then this came on and a part of me wanted to crumble in tears in the pavement.