Tom J. Mariani

(January 1948 / San Francisco, CA)

2008: My Writing


Somtimes I need to write
At 3 AM
When the house is
Dark and quiet

Nothing
But the LEDs
Watching
Me work

Often I need music
Sometimes my mixes
Then a single artist's CD
Or random automated all-night FM radio

There are times
My writing needs a boost
From Starbucks or Peets
Soft music and socialization

I am inspired too
By the shouts of children
Fighting over who got
The best toy with their Happy Meal

I live in this world
I draw from this world
What I write I write
About this world and others

Submitted: Friday, May 09, 2008
Edited: Thursday, August 13, 2009

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  • Shirley Hanley (10/13/2009 2:25:00 AM)

    Tom...
    you paint pictures
    with your words
    about the world around you...
    just as I.

    I think we
    may be
    kindred
    spirits.

    Thanks for the read
    and the art...
    Shirley (Report) Reply

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