✿ kiss and tell

inside a lake there’s
no tomorrow
and your dreams are
not the water

nor are they
the air
that you don’t
breathe
well, sadness

climbs
a rope ladder up
into the sky where God

is not found and God is not
a dream either
or an idea
of goodness but all
we know of God is wrong
and inside
the ocean God’s
a sliver
of seaweed—he’s
fish-lunch

the ocean’s
big

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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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