Amy Gerstler

(1956 / San Diego, California)

From 'A Severe Lack Of Holiday Spirit' - Poem by Amy Gerstler

… People hit
the sauce in a big way all winter.
Amidst blizzards they wrestle
unsuccessfully with the dark comedy
of their lives, laughter trapped
in their frigid gizzards. Meanwhile,
the mercury just plummets,
like a migrating duck blasted
out of the sky by some hunter
in a cap with fur earflaps.

Topic(s) of this poem: winter


Comments about From 'A Severe Lack Of Holiday Spirit' by Amy Gerstler

  • Susan Williams (1/18/2016 12:23:00 AM)

    We could all learn from this that brevity can draw the best descriptive (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (1/17/2016 9:41:00 PM)

    Incredibly wonderful. Poignant yet soulful. Thanks. (Report)Reply

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  • Kim Barney (1/17/2016 8:01:00 PM)

    Enjoyable poem. I especially like the lines
    the mercury just plummets,
    like a migrating duck blasted
    out of the sky by some hunter
    in a cap with fur earflaps.
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  • (1/17/2016 8:16:00 AM)

    am still waiting for winter
    definition...am trolling
    along with fall
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  • (1/17/2016 2:20:00 AM)

    Nice poem on winter. I liked it, thanks for sharing (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014



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