Saturday, October 14, 2017

ACCEPT YOURSELF


SHITHEAD

Standing in my usual spot, smoking of course,
I see the lightening in the west well before
I hear the reply of thunder.
 
I have already shit in my fedora,
with the smoky thoughts I had
before the clouds started to roll in.

The smoking thoughts were more urgent
than the feeling I should go inside.

With the first drops of rain I had to make a decision.
Let the coming downpour wash out the hat
or just stake my claim to being a real shithead.

Neither is appealing
but on the other hand
neither is off putting either.

We all are what we have become
through a series of decisions.
Nothing more, nothing less.

© M Durfee
10/14/17

Friday, October 13, 2017

WE ARE AT 406 PPM OF CO2 THAT RATE IS A PLANET KILLER



TRAGIC AMBIVALENCE

A once in a lifetime event
a wonder of the solar system in action.
Looking in awe to an eclipse
while sitting on a dying planet,
I found it another blinding moment.
Thousands of cars making a trip
for a three minute thrill.
If man only had the same conscript
to stop the planetary kill.

© M Durfee
10/13/17



This 55 is about the most pressing problem for humanity, and the one most easily ignored. The US Department of Defense has named Global Warming as the #1 area of concern to US national security. I personally think it’s the #1 concern for human security. Too few listen though.

 Joy at VERSE ESCAPE has been kicking ass weekly to continue on the tradition started by Mr. Galen Haynes otherwise known as G-Man, a kick ass guy himself now gone on to greater things.

There is no script for 55’s other than whatever you write it has to adhere to the 55 word count. I only count the body of the text, others may count titles, tittles and jots but all are welcome if you do write one link it to Verse Escape (her blog address is http://versiscape-lifesentences.blogspot.com/)

Friday, October 6, 2017

YA KNOW THEY COULD HAVE EATEN FROM THE NOW DYING TREE OF LIFE



KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT

If I was religious
I would be a congregant
of the Lecher.

Whisky, cigarettes, women,
and bar fights
that roll out to the alley.

I’d listen to baroque music all day
and mock shit
that called itself contemporary.

Good and evil, it’s rumored
came off the same tree.
Who am I to decide what’s what.

© M Durfee
10/6/17

This is 55 words of verse that G-Man may have appreciated or kicked ass over. If you've a mind to hit it and git it with 55 words then do so then link to Vesper, the one carrying the load now that G-Man is living in the place of Hogs, barbecue, song.

Let yourself go and kick some ass your self.