Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Upon Opening My Kitchen Door

Upon opening my kitchen door
I see a strange chair
which startles me for a moment
and then I remember
in a rush
how we stole that chair
last night
on a date.

-Jim DuBois
July 15, 2007

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

It Was A Good Day

Going to bed last night,
I suddenly remembered
you, barefoot,
calmly leading the Clydesdales*
out to the pasture,
while I ate mulberries
and watched
from up in the tree,
and later,
we ate red raspberries
off the vines
and talked about
how the world
keeps on giving.

-Jim DuBois
April 13, 2010

* a Clydesdale is a type of horse. They are very large and stocky.
Learn more about them

Thursday, April 15, 2010

It Rained So Hard

I'm staring
at this swamp
and remembering that time
when we were young
and it rained so hard
a pond formed
next to the junkyard
and we built a raft
from old tires
and the hood of a truck
and floated around
in the rain.

-Jim DuBois
April 12, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

Genetic Astrology - video

I already published the text of this poem here, but now there's a video of me reading it.

-Jim DuBois

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Real Moment

At home,
new paintings, drying
under new drop-ceiling
next to new windows.

me, wandering
catching the last of the light
almost aimlessly.

-Jim DuBois
March 25, 2010