Maxwell Ryder : Writing

Zombie

Zombie

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


You took my life the way a gun does,Without a hole in the temple,Or the trickle of blood;My stare’s long and distant,Though it’s my feet..
I can’t compete with God

I can’t compete with God

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


I never felt like a failure Till I met my son, coming To meet the world From his mother’s womb. Did God feel the same About Jesus, when ..
“Here an old oak lies”

“Here an old oak lies”

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


I go to the forest To hear leaves fall, Instead I hear Chainsaws, And know A genocide Has come to pass. Mountain huts Kindle their smokestac..
I won’t build their pyramids

I won’t build their pyramids

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


I will bend my knee no longer, And she won’t get on two. Kneeling time is over; Coronation’s finally through. Praying is so pass&eacut..
Blackbird pie

Blackbird pie

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


When I was wee young I thought blackbird pie Had beaks and feathers Sticking out of it, And the perforations In the crust were their Attempts t..
Crickets get loud

Crickets get loud

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


crickets �- get loud this time of year the fall of leaves 🍁 deaden in my ear; over the quiet tempest of Mother Nature’s f..
Mad at the rain

Mad at the rain

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


I can’t get mad at the rain It does its thing, Sometime sideways, Sometimes angled, But most of the time It’s straight. It’s ..
The plot

The plot

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


Written Sept. 21, 2016
Hunger

Hunger

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


There’s this thing called hunger, and it’s so damn close to anger in speech and taste, that I really wonder if they weren’t ..
Blade Runner

Blade Runner

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


I left my leg At a checkpoint In Afghanistan I still think of her a lot; I write it love letters I’ve flown to Kabul To see where they Bu..