Poetry

Story, Alone in Paris (For Spark 15: Inspiration piece, Brian MacDonald - Response,  Paul Hunter.)

Poem, Heaven and Hell in Jazz Quartet (For Spark 15: Inspiration Piece, Paul Hunter - Response, Brian MacDonald.)


Distractions. 4/16/12

I plan to write a poem today,
About the unseasonable Summer
That's come too soon,
And will probably fade as quickly.
But first, why waste the day?

I plan to write a poem, yes,
But why not check the email first?
Why not write a paper?
There are a thousand things
Far easier to do than write a poem - 
and things that must be done. 
I plan to write a poem today,
But I am not ready yet.

I plan to write a poem today,
But why not scrub the bathroom?
Why not wash the dishes, pay the bills?
I can't write in this mess.

I planned to write a poem today,
But I am tired now...