Biography of Jeffrey SpahrSummers
Jeff publishes his poetry and photographs on a regular basis.
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Jeffrey SpahrSummers's Works:
Fear of Heights (Spahr-Summers Publications) 1984, The Cherry Poems (Cherry Publications/Lulu) 2006.
Jeffrey SpahrSummers Poems
Of Poems And People
Never satisfied The whiners Always primping Looking in mirrors
Watching Daddy Die
Something weighs heavy on the man Lulled to sleep deep in the recliner. Something has cut his taut line And slashes age across his face
Top This Television Moment
you shouldve been there everybody else was at least it seemed in july
he begets poetry begets interest begets poets
It takes courage to admit defeat to lay the weapons down to declare oneself unarmed before anyone else gets hurt
every poem is an experiment for me every poem an experience i read every poem that i can
Four Fifteen A.M.
I am preparing chicken salad and while the meat cools in the colander in the pocket of the sink
We choose to do this as a society as a race we clamber for bread
i dont understand this business of anger i just dont get it i dont understand
That we are given Are not ours to keep
Watching Clouds In Oklahoma
there is a blazing white dragon floating over there in the sunlight it expands like a balloon filling up slowly as i watch and there is a
Father And Son
And so I carry you this last time To your exhausted bed of death Where words of hope faith fear Lock our eyes in a final salute
Mary Jane Doesn'T Live Here Anymore
But her sweet gutteral scent Permeates through the house still Like dull shafts of sunlight Hung dusty in the windows.
I Have Nothing To Offer But
me love faith heart
It takes courage to admit defeat
to lay the weapons down
to declare oneself unarmed
before anyone else gets hurt
it takes courage to succumb
to ones fear to overcome it
to surrender to the frankness
of the unknown you know don't
want to be held prisoner exactly