Category Archives: 2013: Poems From a Turbulent Year

Poems written every single day of 2013

5-22-13: “ZOMBIETIME” (© KPKeelan)

. O nurturing sleep! Why are you such a putz?   Robbed of the sweet oblivion of temporary unconsciousness, I ape a dry alcoholic, gripped by delirium tremens. I’m a hollow ghost- half-here, half-nowhere, staggering through Zombietime. Eyes rubbed raw, … Continue reading

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5-21-13: “OLD HURTS/STILL THERE” (© KPKeelan)

. Old hurts long gone still haunt still hurt not healed still there below surfaces inside eyes between words over time become weights become walls holding back blocking life blocking growth shutting down let go embrace change don’t despair good … Continue reading

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5-20-13: “BORN/LIVED/DIED” (© KPKeelan)

(In Memory of Fay Fisher for her son Stacy) . WE’RE BORN… sons, daughters- maybe one day fathers, mothers. WE LIVE… men, women- conducting our lives the best we can. We find love, (if we’re lucky) make families, (if that’s … Continue reading

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5-19-13: “OUTSIDE THE GARDEN WALLS” (© KPKeelan)

. With so much Love in my heart I could barf, I just don’t “get” evil. In my private garden, the blossoms are flourishing! Nature is King and we are his subjects. It’s a beautiful world because King Nature adores … Continue reading

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5-18-13: “THE AWESOME POWER OF THE KITCHEN SINK” (© KPKeelan)

. Sometimes it’s all you can do to throw everything you have at it- the whole kit-and-kaboodle every trick in your arsenal from kindness to the kitchen sink and hope something sticks. Often it does. The result is usually a … Continue reading

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5-17-13: “GENUINE FAKES” (© KPKeelan)

. Shhh! Don’t make a sound. They’ll hear us hiding behind this oblique screen eavesdropping incognito, obscured amid the genuine fakes and struggling to remain anonymous. NOT ALLOWED, we are nonetheless different. We can’t hide the pain of institutionalized cognitive … Continue reading

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5-16-13: “THE FLICKERING FLAME” (© KPKeelan)

. In our hearts burning flame! struggling to stay lit, spluttering, flickering as inconstant as the fickle moon flaring and then fading in tenuous fits and starts. Outside, rain pelts, mighty winds blow, a slow-moving ice age engulfs. Everything there … Continue reading

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