Thursday, October 29, 2009

Half an Hour

Half an hour
between one thing

and the next.

How can I
live these moments well?

-Jim DuBois
Oct 22, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

The World is Mine

I like to go downtown
get a 33 cent pad of paper
and $1 pen
and sit on a bench
and draw
and write
and feel like
    the world is mine

-Jim DuBois
Oct 22, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

(Sorting) Laundry


Socks, pants, shirt,

Why do I have so many shirts?

long-sleeved shirt,

I wonder how other people categorize their laundry?

I have the most categories for shirts,

long-sleeved shirt,
shirt I need to hang on a hanger,
Oh! this shirt's not really dry yet...

Maybe I'll do more laundry tomorrow.

-Jim DuBois
Jan 22, 1998

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Summer, anyway

Bird, hopping on a gravestone

Bird perched on a tomb

The green green grass

Sweat standing on my neck

-Jim DuBois
July 20, 2003

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Running Around Eastworks

Running around Eastworks
after Mama's birthday dinner,
we saw the bear!
we ran around the little shack
  with all the poems,
we ran up and down the big hallways.

Watching you reminded me
that it's ok to love.

-Jim DuBois
March 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Great themes in poetry

  1. Quit procrastinating,
          you’ll be dead soon

  2. Flower = vagina,
          please have sex with me

  3. This government sucks,
          but I can’t say that directly

  4. I am lonely, angry,
          (fill-in the blank), etc.

  5. This poem
          is a self-reflective poem

  6. I’m a fairly clever intellectual

  7. I actually love you,
          and could tell you over and over

  8. It’s spring,
          life is filled with beauty, possibility and newness

  9. It’s autumn,
          life is rich but impermanent

-Jim DuBois
March 20, 2005