Sunday, January 27, 2013

I Can't Tell

I can't tell
if I'm depressed, or relaxed,
or on the verge of
an existential awakening,

but the sun and hats
are enjoyable
in the winter wind,

and the dry weeds
are rustling
beside the fence.

-Jim DuBois
Jan 19, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013


I was so wrapped up
in taking care of you,
in protecting you
from real
and dramatized threats,
that now that you're
not around,
everytime I see
a firetruck,
hear about a car crash,
I worry and wonder
about what's happening
to you.
If I get a call
from an unknown number
I think
it must be you,
calling for me
to come get you
from some
or terrible relationship.

-Jim DuBois
July 15, 2012

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Until the first stars
there were no
heavier elements
in the universe.

Then billions of years later,
our relationship
went supernova
and I'm watching
more complex
and interesting things
as I cool down.

-Jim DuBois
July 14, 2012