Now

Now

A Poem by Cameron Gilhooly
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A playful free verse poem in the style of Billy Collins.

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The truth of the matter,

If you really must know,

Is that I am just pulling into a rain-soaked parking lot

 

Of a local bookstore

Mid-afternoon on a Wednesday,

Though that might be a stretch.

 

I am sitting.

Yes, that works.

I am wearing clothes.

 

I suppose that’s true as well.

I am scribbling shapes into a book

With a dulling yellow pencil.

 

We’ll go with that.

There are a lot of things

That I am not doing;

 

Arguably, many more things,

But these few are what I can,

With some level of certainty,

 

Say that I am truly, honestly, doing.

Right now.

Or I guess,

Just now.

 

© 2020 Cameron Gilhooly


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Added on May 5, 2020
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Cameron Gilhooly
Cameron Gilhooly

Nashua , NH



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I’ve been reading and writing poetry since 2018 (adoring Billy Collins and Robert Frost especially); I’ve been a musician/songwriter for over 10 years; I’ve been writing some article.. more..

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