Don Tiedemann Poems
- Smokers they are the margin notes of city life details ...
- My Brother's First Girlfriend Her father owned a row home ...
- Sundown Spare us the drama. This just a departure, not the...
- I Am Old The Earth Is Older Spring playing the coquette, ...
- Summer Journal (Take 2) The fireflies rise like dust from a ...
- Dismissal A child is not picked up after practice. School is...
- Nothing Much Sometimes at night I hear the sea. It's a ...
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the margin notes of city life
details optional to any story
the dragon guardians of back porch beer kegs
fiercely discharging smoke thru pursed lips
in garage doorways
reading folded papers
on the office building stairs
next to melting snow
pulling unbuttoned sweaters tight
discussing whatever a lit match
and sometimes even talk
about their weight, children, sex life...
dismiss it all in the brief cease-fire
life will honor ...