Thursday, November 29, 2012

We’ve Walled-up our Hearts

We’ve walled-up our hearts
We’ve assumed our secret identities
We’ve invested wisely for the future

We’ve left love
    in safety deposit boxes
        around the country

Side by side
    at the tag sale,
        we say nothing

Face to face
    at the supermarket
        we glance in opposite directions

Back to back
    against the on-rushing night
        we feel deeply alone

-Jim DuBois
August 2005

Sunday, November 11, 2012

you can't reach me

My phone died

I'm out where
can't reach me,
a poet
watching the rain

I left my phone
on purpose.

-Jim DuBois
Nov 8, 2012