Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Noel, I forgot you were dead

"That's where
I met Noel
selling paper ephemera
at the sidewalk sale.

He's this interesting guy...

...well, he was...

I forgot: he died
this past winter.

We would
bump into each other
around town,
play a little magic
or poker,
he would tell me
about being italian,
about his Sicilian hertitage,
and then we wouldn't
see each other
for a while,
six months or a year.

I guess I figured
this was just another
of those
in between times.

Maybe that's
a better way
to think about it

-Jim DuBois
Aug, 4, 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Working Class Wisdom #5

My maintenance guy,
after repainting
my bathroom ceiling,

"I try to make it
a little better if I can
but not worry about it
too much.

After all,
it ain't the Taj Mahal!"

-Jim DuBois
Aug 9, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

infected by old ee

At your house
while you're


infected by


-Jim DuBois

Friday, August 19, 2016

Some things from today

Some things from today
(while you're away in England):

Chocolate cake from Woodstar at 9:30 am.
Not as good as before.
Glad I went back
for another piece.
(yours and mine)
and cleaning
(sweeping and picking up)
at your house.

Further plans include:
Reading in the hammock,
pulling up seedlings
and raking,
cooking an egg or two
for lunch.

Later I am going
to play Magic
and eat with Jesús,
which I am sure
you want to know about
because you love
me doing what I love.


-Jim DuBois
May 20, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Working Class Wisdom #4

A young woman,
talking to her friends
in the parking lot,
proudly, defiantly,
pointing at herself,
"Stains make a shirt
more unique!"

-Jim DuBois
Aug 9, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Trees Above

The trees above
the sidewalk outside
Amanouz at night -
protecting me from
the infinite universe beyond.

Aug 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

O firefly

O firefly
where have you gone?
The world is dark
without you.

Light up, firefly, light up!
Make the world
magical again.

-Jim DuBois
April 5, 2012