Contemporary Poetry

contemporary poetry
is nice to read since they are
not cliches, very much unlike
shakespeare or
mary oliver

i 've seen one and read it
over and over again
it feels like
trickling rain from
my forehead to my
spine

like this:

rain
rain
go
away
come
back
an

other
d
a
y....

i am amazed

i think i will write about jack and jill went up the hill to get a pail of water.
jack forgot and
what is that? jill come rolling after?
the pail.

i am bitter.
sour i mean.
i don't belong
i am one kind of a frustrated contemp...

orary wri
ter.

well, i will try next time
i have to reread
bukowski's advice
i will wait
till the next tick.

by RIC BASTASA

Comments (23)

excellent poetic expression- age is no crime but the shame of a deliberately wasted life....//
so interesting poem and asking- not their fault? whose fault? mine? .............
10 out of 10. Straight on target and raw. Although I do believe you can still exercise compassion, but you don't need to understand them to be able to cultivate it.
Age..... I get a little bit of it. Age gracefully or you yourself may fall out of grace. Beautiful
No messing with this man.....
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