Notes from the Anthill

Skunk Killa

Skunk Killa
Portland, Oregon,
October 16
I have no ambitions nor desires. To be a poet is not my ambition, it’s simply my way of being alone - Fernando Pessoa


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MAY 30, 2012 11:15AM


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I spit into the same river

            but different water


Even the reflection

            has aged a day


And tomorrow

            is the last day


For reading obituaries

            and new recipes for health


No more advice columns

            and no more comics


No more TV schedules

            and sports updates


I will awakened at 4:30

            in the dark without newsprint


I don’t know how long

            I’ve maintained this reinforcer


And that belies

            it’s length


But as you sink and get sucked

            further into the whirlpool


You let go

            of the non-essentials


And try to remember

            what you hold dear


I’ve let go of fear and of God

            I’ve let go of friends and family


When I look down

            my hands are empty


And the only pages to turn

            will be my own

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Wonderful, I miss the newspaper and all the things that have gone that way.