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Another goddam seasonal poem

Another goddam seasonal poem

A Poem by J Alexander

I hear the mice through my wall
If I listen closely
I can hear them cradle their youth
and prepare for the fall
The morning shook with the chill of anitcipation
neighbors dogs with pricked ears
vacant stoops in need of pumpkins
all grinning for that time of magical deliberation
pairs drunken ghosts
with girlfriend hosts
I love the autumn
the fall
It reminds you to feel
Makes you prepare emotionally
If you look hard enough 
you see it in their eyes
The Fear of Winter
as primal as lust and hunger
People check the vitals of their social circle
they batten down their sexual hatches
buy a new comfy pillow and close the window
I embrace the fall
Let the fear and cold wash over me
As others weaken
I widen
The leafs haven't turned but the people have
We behave badly in October
and we all look for forgiveness in December
So come join me
Be a heathen
I will give you something to believe in

© 2018 J Alexander



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This is awesome! So often writers convey feelings of insignificance, or story's where the protagonist is forced into the forefront by fate and against their will. It is refreshing to see somebody who is not afraid of taking control of a situation, even in this somewhat abstract way. And without the boasting, self-righteous tone of so called 'self-help.' (Which of course you get by doing exactly what my book tells you too!)

P.S. The last line brought back memories of the novel "Beartown" which is a definite plus for me. Its a Swedish book by Fredrik Backman in which he uses a similar analogy when describing a hockey stadium. If that was an intentional reference than I love it. If not; just roll with it, most of the good things I've ever written were accidents

Posted 4 Months Ago



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