Saturday, March 27, 2010


My friends
are away
on a trip
but at least
I get
to be lonely
and clean up
cat puke.

-Jim DuBois
March 15, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Not Really

You asked if anything
was bothering me
and I said no.

Are you sure?

Yes, I feel fine.

Really? Cause it seems like
something's bothering you.

Not really.


Are you sure
nothing's bothering you?

Well, these questions
are starting to get
on my nerves.

I knew something
was bothering you!

-Jim DuBois
March 5, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010


I remember
playing piano
onstage with Trevor
at Fire & Water*.
I was reluctant because
I didn't know much
about playing piano.
People liked our song,
and afterwords
Trevor said,
"See, it didn't matter
how much you know,
you could still
entertain them."

I also remember
Attaboy** giving me
a drawing lesson.
I brought
my pen and paper
to the cafe,
and he said,
"Ok. Now draw, man,

Another time
I saw
some modern sculpture
and said
to my artist friend,
"I don't get it,
I coulda done that,"
and he said,
"Sure, but
the difference between
you and this guy
is that you didn't."

A few weeks ago
when I was having
an open studio
to sell my art,
Kathy told me
what her brother says
about pricing his art:
"Keep raising the price
until you get nauseaus
and then sometimes
double it."

-Jim DuBois
Feb 23, 2010

* Fire & Water was a cafe in Northampton, MA
** Attaboy is the name of a friend of mine who used to live in Northampton

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Old Cat

Look at the
cat lying in the sun

Look at the
green green grass

Look at the Cat

Look at the Sun



-Jim DuBois
Nov 21, 2003