Friday, May 21, 2010

poem of the day 05.21.10

it’s just summer coming again

the old bitch on the front stoop
playing her hate talk radio
into the humid air and sun

the neighbors talking on and on
about neighborhood gossip and the weather
their ugly dogs barking
into the infinite ugliness of the city

the basketball boys
rapping and laughing
telling basketball stories
about all of the pussy they’re getting
on a thursday night

while i sit in this room
hungry and alone
sick from work
nursing a bad stomach
stress and stale wine

sucking on a diet beer
to pass the time

it’s just summer coming again
like the shits or a bad flu

i tell myself

it’s just summer coming again
the way summers always come

it’s nothing
it’ll be over by september

that’s when the autumn rolls in
like hitler invading poland
with a smile on his face


Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Damn, man ... great poem.


John Grochalski said...

thanks, don!

Doctor D. H. Barbosa said...

Only recently started keeping up to date with your blog, John, but I'm so glad I do. I love the characters you speak of. I recognise every one.

John Grochalski said...

Dr. DH...thank you for reading. always good to hear someone enjoys what you're doing.

Bukowski's Basement said...

I;m not a fan of summer, either...