Terence Winch

(1945 / New York City)

Terence Winch Poems

1. Mysteries 1/1/2004
2. Three Addresses 4/16/2015
3. My Work 9/9/2016
4. The Welsh People 9/9/2016
5. The Documents 9/9/2016
6. Q & A 9/9/2016
7. Grace 9/9/2016
8. Small Potatoes 9/9/2016
9. Plums 9/9/2016
10. Money, Food, Love 9/9/2016
11. Memoir 9/9/2016
12. The Banalities 9/9/2016
13. Germ Plasma 9/9/2016
14. Bourgeois World 9/9/2016
15. Captions 9/9/2016
16. Full Disclosure 9/9/2016
17. The End of the World Polka 9/9/2016
18. Irish Town 9/9/2016
19. Incidents of Travel in the Minivan 9/9/2016
20. Blind Date 9/9/2016
21. The Sacrifice 9/9/2016
22. Recoveries 9/9/2016
23. Off the Map of Love 9/9/2016
24. The Sisters 9/9/2016
25. Easter 2016 9/9/2016
26. Ancient Footprints 9/9/2016
27. Fishbowl 9/9/2016
28. Morning Prayers 9/9/2016
29. Proclamation For My Father In 1965 9/9/2016
30. Sic Transit Gloria 9/9/2016
31. Jennifer Connelly Sestina 9/9/2016
32. Urban Turtles 9/9/2016
33. Noise Under Glass 9/9/2016
34. Comfort 9/9/2016
35. Mysteries 9/9/2016
36. Ghosts 9/9/2016
37. Civilized Atmospheres 9/9/2016
38. Sex Elegy 9/9/2016
39. In Relation Against 9/9/2016
40. It Takes All Kinds 9/9/2016
Best Poem of Terence Winch

Social Security

No one is safe. The streets are unsafe.
even in the safety zones, it's not safe.
Even safe sex is not safe.
Even things you lock in a safe
are not safe. Never deposit anything
in a safety deposit box, because it
won't be safe there. Nobody is safe
at home during baseball games anymore.

At night I go around in the dark
locking everything, returning
a few minutes later
to make sure I locked
everything. It's not safe here.
It's not safe and they know it.
People get hurt using safety pins.

It was not always this way.
Long ago, everyone felt ...

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Mission Statement

When I die I promise to haunt
all my surviving enemies,
may they be few if any at that point,
because I hope to outlive them all.
But if any of them are left
I'll keep them awake at night with weird noises.
I'll whisper words in their ears while they sleep
to encourage feelings of low self-esteem when they awake.

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