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the poetry that matters

Colin James

Colin James was born in England but lives in Massachusetts. He works in Energy Conservation. Some of his poems have appeared Waterlogged August, The, Sage Trail, 88, The Ottawa Review and others. He is a member of The Brothers Of The Endemic.

SHOW SOME RESPECT FOR
THE DUDE IN THE NEXT TENT

People were classified
according to ability.
Lead guitarist, drummer,
bass player, roadie
and so on. A whole city
of survivors was established.
We were some of the last
to notice anything was wrong,
so our view of rolling hills
and access to wine country was limited.
Still, we managed to get along
with head banging concerts nightly.
Some reasoned this was why
we hadn't been resourced as a commodity.
Although, our elders think
it's just a matter of time.

 

 

THE SEA BEARS AN UNCANNY RESEMBLANCE

Acrimoniously they inundate you
firmly strapping-less.
There is one spot they missed.
May the secret agent
of its Eros
get word back
to you Johnson
in time enough.

 

 

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