forever hides (a participatory poem) plz sbmit a stnza

January 4, 2007

in the sock drawer
the shower spray
the daily news
a child born gay

I grab some toast
I gobble fast
I’m in the car
to work at last

parched from breakfast
swish swig of joe
to scheduled class
quickly I go

back of classroom
blackened faces
rows and rows of
burned-out races

after class,
get more joe
think I see god
in starbucks’ logo

So I pray
unto my coffee.
Will this help,
me in my coffin?

he listens,
i hope for the best,
if i have his ear,
what of the rest?

10 Responses to “forever hides (a participatory poem) plz sbmit a stnza”

  1. Bice Says:

    I grab some toast
    I gobble fast
    I’m in the car
    to work at last

  2. Adagio Says:

    parched from breakfast
    swish swig of joe
    to scheduled class
    quickly I go

  3. zaphodfreek Says:

    back of classroom
    blackened faces
    rows and rows of
    burned-out races

  4. qazse Says:

    after class
    we go get some joe
    I think I see god
    in the starbucks logo

  5. zaphodfreek Says:

    So I pray
    unto my coffee.
    Will this help
    me in my coffin?


  6. he listens,
    i hope for the best,
    if i have his ear,
    what of the rest?

  7. zaphodfreek Says:

    qazse,
    hope you don’t mind BUT
    I linked to this on my site.

  8. qazse Says:

    z-freek, I am flattered. If you look in the Categories section to the right and click on Participatory Poetry you will find two previous poems.

    The above poem (forever hides)did not go in the direction I thought it might but that is the excitement in it: the poem goes where others want to take it. Its kinda like giving birth and letting the commune raise the child collectively.

  9. ezra Says:

    Hey Gazse if your seeing God in the Starbucks logo that isn’t coffee your drinking.

  10. qazse Says:

    ezra, I know…I don’t even like that stanza…but I do love coffee…and Starbucks does know how to roast…and I was drinking an Eye of the Hawk select ale or two at the time…hmmmm…


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