Treasure Island

John Lyday

(Chicago, Ilinois)

Poems of John Lyday

1. A Romp Toward Remission - Collaboration w/ angie headley 12/24/2009
2. America 2009 4/24/2009
3. Avocado on Ritz 11/10/2009
4. Colorado Small Town Memories 4/9/2009
5. David and Goliath 4/17/2009
6. Disjointed 6/8/2009
7. Fallen Fruit of the Persimmon Tree 12/14/2009
8. Half Pint of Satan 11/14/2009
9. If I Could Write a Cloud 11/30/2009
10. Ode to the Woman Who Shot Me 1/25/2010
11. One More Chance (A Villanelle) 6/4/2009
12. Prayer to Despair 2/10/2010
13. Resemblance 6/7/2009
14. rickety rhyme 6/9/2009
15. Silence, Sleep and Serenity 11/28/2009
16. The Suicide of my Young Friend 12/5/2009
17. Walking to the Train 12/17/2009
18. What Crazy Means to Me 12/23/2009
19. Why I Don't Write 4/24/2009
20. Winter's Garden 4/23/2009

Resemblance

I listen to the gurgle of my coffee maker,
knowing that my morning will soon end.
Daylight is temptation to stop sleeping.
Night and day soon begin to blend.

Time is the fiend that must be conquered,
Loneliness beckons me to stall.
A woman such as you would never answer.
If liquor gave me courage to make the call.

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