Daniel Atkinson : Writing

close enough

close enough

A Poem by Daniel Atkinson


the dress isn't pretty but it's close enough too many park benches on summer days sweat stains here on the back is a streak of almost-nothing the ..
the goodbye train

the goodbye train

A Poem by Daniel Atkinson


the dying train bleats a farewellfarewell to the weedy tracks that trail its rusted hulkfarewell to the small town down southwith its crooked cops and..
who

who

A Poem by Daniel Atkinson


who am i who asks for you? who walks alone who keeps you near who am i who draws the bath? who dries your feet who feels your breath "who am..
i fell

i fell

A Poem by Daniel Atkinson


i fell into us tucked and rolled with you beneath me you kissed my chest and we fell together.
a cigarette by the shore

a cigarette by the shore

A Poem by Daniel Atkinson


after i rub the sleep from my eyes i stand and look out the window at the sand in the dunes outside and i think. i think about the grains and their st..
the breath that blew

the breath that blew

A Poem by Daniel Atkinson


the breath that blew now whistles empty it keeps its song in its canyon never touching the cool walls but sweeping its sound along the dirt the cr..
otherself

otherself

A Poem by Daniel Atkinson


when the tanks and trucks had faded beyond the borderand the soldiers in the mud had started to swellcolor came back to me and i felt the heat of tear..
morning after

morning after

A Poem by Daniel Atkinson


driving homedemarco on the radioone smoke leftbut itwon't help the hangover.the sun crests the treesand it hurts.
something, anything

something, anything

A Poem by Daniel Atkinson


i don't want to write about you anymore.on the nights when i canget off mydrunk assand write a damnword or twoi want to write aboutkingsthe moonboozes..
clarity

clarity

A Poem by Daniel Atkinson


beneath therugaremalt liquor cansused cigaretteslifechokedfrom theman old lemonused tissueone sock stained yellowandhowever manylettersi've written yo..

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