haphazard knock

haphazard knock
of dull wooden wind chimes
wind like the rustling
of sheets your room
darkens as somewhere the sun
slides behind the clouds
and the air is still only far-off sounds
like a battle you’ve decided
to skip like those dreams
you realize you can just wake from
and sure the urge to be clever
knocks every now and again too
but each time
you consider getting up
to answer you sip
your coffee instead

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About nosuchthingasastraightline

I grew up in tiny Lyme, New Hampshire, where I drew, roamed the surrounding woods, and first entertained the idea of God while listening to my mom's Beatles records. I studied biology at Harvard University where I wrote for The Harvard Lampoon and also began writing poetry. I have since made a living variously as a comedy screenwriter, teacher, and private tutor in math, science and writing. I’ve released three CDs of original music as the singer-songwriter and guitar player for Crooked Roads (listen to latest tracks here: https://soundcloud.com/crooked-roads). My poetry writing has been inspired by Rumi, Billy Collins, William Carlos Williams, e.e. cummings, Antonio Machado, Federico Garcia Lorca, and others. My two books of poetry, "The Morning I Married the Sky," and “Free this Morning” are both available on Amazon.
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