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by allenitz
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXLV.25. detour
Replies: 3
Views: 25

CXLV.25. detour

I have no feel for people under thirty-five and my deep consideration about what that means about them and me is, perhaps fatally, interrupted by the tight, amply exposed derriere of the tall blond in short-shorts seasoning her coffee at the condiments station directly in front of my table, a visio...
by allenitz
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXV-1 An Old Friend's Visit
Replies: 3
Views: 6

Re: LXV-1 An Old Friend's Visit

friends return, welcome or not, with whatever you like or don't

my summer friend is returning soon. i wish he'd stay away.

allen
by allenitz
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXVI-22 The Fuss and Stir of Moving
Replies: 3
Views: 10

Re: LXXXVI-22 The Fuss and Stir of Moving

No, I think about transitions from one role and stage to the next – what do I keep and what do I release mentally, emotionally and, yes, materially when children leave home, or after all the pets have passed on, relationships end, friends depart, or even when, after years following a set of behavio...
by allenitz
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLV--11 It Ain't Easy Being Simple
Replies: 3
Views: 26

Re: XLV--11 It Ain't Easy Being Simple

Too much effort,
if you ask me.
Sometimes the best way
to simplify one's life
is to stay where you are
and do nothing.


great questions. i've been trying to simplify my life for at least ten years. have made no progress of note yet, except it seems for sure that i've gotten more simpleminded.

allen
by allenitz
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXLV.24. I could write...
Replies: 3
Views: 25

CXLV.24. I could write...

I could write about the weather; or I could write about the latest attack on decency by our Russian stooge pig president; or I could write about the dark-eyed girl with the infectious laugh sitting write across the room; or I could write about my friend who does something with insurance; or I could...
by allenitz
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXIV-30 Rhyme
Replies: 3
Views: 12

Re: LXIV-30 Rhyme

:laugh5:

rhyming the night away

allen
by allenitz
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXVI-21 Another Poem About the Weather
Replies: 3
Views: 12

Re: LXXXVI-21 Another Poem About the Weather

weather is all relatve. 61 degrees when I got up this morning, a brisk morning to me, almost cold enough for a jacket. a pleasure to wake up in. for others, it''s welcome summer on the doorstep. i never welcome summer. for recent arrivals to the city from northern clime the pleasures and passions of...
by allenitz
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLV--10 A No Poem Day
Replies: 3
Views: 13

Re: XLV--10 A No Poem Day

But I made it through the day,
my wife still talking to me,
so my day was a success.


that works for me

allen
by allenitz
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXLV.23. the big table
Replies: 3
Views: 22

CXLV.23. the big table

morning at the coffeehouse and the mayor and the county judge and several other worthies are at a long table in the corner, discussing and planning, who knows, maybe big things to come… and I admit I miss the time 20 years past and the place not so far away when I would have been at the table contr...
by allenitz
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXIV-29 Dancing Snowflakes
Replies: 4
Views: 11

Re: LXIV-29 Dancing Snowflakes

Dancing snowflakes fall Swirling Exciting and beautiful In November and December Expected in January Accepted in February In late April? The dance is a waltz Naked, Through a carwash At night No fun at all very poetic, great imagery and metaphor (or is it q simile never have been able to get that s...
by allenitz
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXIV-29 Dancing Snowflakes
Replies: 4
Views: 11

Re: LXIV-29 Dancing Snowflakes

Dancing snowflakes fall Swirling Exciting and beautiful In November and December Expected in January Accepted in February In late April? The dance is a waltz Naked, Through a carwash At night No fun at all very poetic, great imagery and metaphor (or is it q simile never have been able to get that s...
by allenitz
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXVI-20 Can He Reset His Map?
Replies: 3
Views: 11

Re: LXXXVI-20 Can He Reset His Map?

73 years married, only a year shorter than my entire life. i try to imagine living all but a year of my life with the same person, living with that person through all of the experiences of my life and I wonder if i could go on from today without that presence. i don't know that i could. especially i...
by allenitz
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLV--9 The Fixer
Replies: 3
Views: 20

Re: XLV--9 The Fixer

another very funny piece, wayne. you are so good at these.

but we should remember, it wasn't the pig's hand that was in the cookie jar at wasn't a cookie jar his not-hand was in

allen
by allenitz
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXIV-28 Clients
Replies: 3
Views: 15

Re: LXIV-28 Clients

claim lawyer-client privilege at the same time claiming you were never the lawyer's client.

trumpian logic.

allen
by allenitz
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXVI-19 Sacking Winter Habits
Replies: 4
Views: 18

Re: LXXXVI-19 Sacking Winter Habits

good poem , and this

but now days spread like spilled honey

the best line i've read in months if not longer

i too prefer winter in part because i enjoy the early morning dark and the rising of the sun, hard to see in the summer when it rises so early

allen
by allenitz
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXIV-27 Records
Replies: 4
Views: 20

Re: LXIV-27 Records

we're setting records here too, near the first of may and it's not miserable yet

The stripper’s tease
Open the parka just a little
Flash some skin
Then zip it back up
Add a scarf


oo la la

allen
by allenitz
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLV--8 A Snail's Life
Replies: 4
Views: 34

Re: XLV--8 A Snail's Life

i enjoyed this poem a lot, funny and fun a the life of a snail, low housing costs and easy to be well fed. just don't try crossing a busy sidewalk. and of course there's sex always available because i have both male and female organs and what i do in the privacy of my shell is nobody's business i wr...
by allenitz
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXLV.22. lizard-fed, or not
Replies: 4
Views: 32

CXLV.22. lizard-fed, or not

all morning at the doctor, doing my regular quarterly visit. will return for comments this afternoon sitting in my kitchen, not actually my kitchen but a small breakfast nook attached to my kitchen where I can look out at my back yard, the cat sitting outside on the window sill, leaping off to stal...
by allenitz
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XXX-30 The Reason for the Opposition
Replies: 6
Views: 24

Re: XXX-30 The Reason for the Opposition

a strong statement of resentment and fear and hatred. i have heard it all before, more now as the pig in the white house has made the most repulsive things acceptable enough to be said out loud. in many cases, it's not the thing said (said before for many years), but the sheer malevolence of the way...
by allenitz
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXLV.21. reflecting
Replies: 4
Views: 32

CXLV.21. reflecting

considering the reflection on the wide window across the way, mural on glass, sun bright on the side of the building, blue sky above, spring morning that feels like spring, smells, even here in the middle of the miscellaneous odors of downtown, like spring is supposed to smell I soak in the crisp m...
by allenitz
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXVI-18 Greening to Spring's Song
Replies: 4
Views: 18

Re: LXXXVI-18 Greening to Spring's Song

speaks to me, a lover of most trees. I caress her sides, feel the smooth texture of branches too new to know the rough bearing built up year after year, and I smile knowing this alone speaks of resilience, my young tree biding its time, on the cusp i go out ever day to encourage and urge on my newes...
by allenitz
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XXX-29 Inventing the Broken Wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: XXX-29 Inventing the Broken Wheel

love all the clever play of words and ideas such as but that is futile gravity is too much the wheel needs support otherwise it is a zero and if it was a bike or a trike wheel it still has spokes though they are spoken for by the silence and the rust if a solid wheel like a train's then it is just a...
by allenitz
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLV--7 Whoosh
Replies: 4
Views: 20

Re: XLV--7 Whoosh

Like clothes in a washing machine spinning the dirt out of jeans and shirts, wind and rain whoosh they pollen from the air. i know this moment so well described - the rush to open all the windows and doors so that inside can be as fresh and clean as the outdoors. a moment when you can understand wh...
by allenitz
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CLVX.20. well, there we go dropping bombs again
Replies: 4
Views: 36

CLVX.20. well, there we go dropping bombs again

well, there we go, dropping bombs again… now, please understand, I have no predetermined bias against dropping bombs, I just wish, especially considering how expensive are these high-tech things that go boom, that when we dropped a bomb, it would, somehow, sometime accomplish something now, I admit...
by allenitz
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XXX-28 The Worry
Replies: 4
Views: 21

Re: XXX-28 The Worry

oh, the night is dark there aren't any dreams to follow like cars on a highway heading anywhere just the electronic battles the empty deals of solitaire i worry about some young people i know and care about, highly intelligent, highly competent, who study their telephones and know many important th...
by allenitz
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXVI-17 Gray Day
Replies: 4
Views: 19

Re: LXXXVI-17 Gray Day

good work, excellent close

welcome light
for all
if only
someone
can figure out
the correct combination
to line up the tumblers
unlock
the gates
to spring’s rebirth.


we hope there is a secret to this and somebody knows it.

allen
by allenitz
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLV--6 Mother Nature Exposed
Replies: 4
Views: 21

Re: XLV--6 Mother Nature Exposed

great funny close

Coughed, actually. And sneezed.
The pollen count had rendered her breathless,
and not in the good way.


Mother always has a trick up her sleeve.

allen
by allenitz
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXLV.19. in it for the life
Replies: 4
Views: 35

CXLV.19. in it for the life

too
cool
for school

purple-haired
girl
sings
in a rock band
and
slings coffee
on the side

in it for the life;
in it for the rock and roll

reward
enough for now

wonder
if she wonders,
what’s next?
by allenitz
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXVI-16 High Resolution Black Hole
Replies: 4
Views: 19

Re: LXXXVI-16 High Resolution Black Hole

and not just the young, but old as well

it's like being stuck in a zombie movie, brains already eaten

allen
by allenitz
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XXX-27 A Poet's Spring Fever
Replies: 4
Views: 21

Re: XXX-27 A Poet's Spring Fever

fun and funny poem, and great close and Yeats would have been masticating his myths and stuck them on the underbelly of his desk like gum then walked away and possibly a great lesson for me - stuff i've been writing lately, it probably would have been better if i had just stuck them to the bottom my...

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