Darrell Gahm


Darrell Gahm Poems

1. Dream (Nightmare?) 2/16/2006
2. The World's Greatest Gardener 2/16/2006
3. The Boards 2/16/2006
4. Dr. Hunter 2/16/2006
5. Just Like The Good Old Days 2/16/2006
6. The Letter 2/16/2006
7. The Graveyard Of The Atlantic 2/16/2006
8. The Preachers 2/16/2006
9. Shoplifter 2/16/2006
10. Shower 2/22/2006
11. I Have Not Truly Suffered 2/16/2006
12. Food Court 2/16/2006
13. Firsts 2/16/2006
14. The Grays 2/16/2006

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Firsts

the full moon peeks down on us
human rats, scurrying for its
celestial amusements,
and I find myself thinking
about the first time I got drunk,
under the table in my parent’s kitchen,
aged 12, on vodka and orange juice,
thinking about the first time I felt
the tender softness of a woman’s flesh,
aged 23, living in an attic,
in starving mad poverty,
thinking about the first time I saw
a baby’s smile, aged 27,
terrified of life’s possibilities
and responsibilities,
thinking about the first time I buried
a grandmother, aged 24,
paying ...

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