Jon Edward Walker

Rookie (6-26-1980 / othello)

Ready - Poem by Jon Edward Walker

Peaceful days and nights
come upon me like a storm
as the tornado of weeks
and months follow
I began to stretch my boundaries
test my limitations,
determine the level of freedom I supposedly have
I calm my breathing and hone my body
and I wait
my muscles are built,
relaxed yet tense,
ready, they like myself
are ready

Ready for the time
when once again I will have cheap girls
expensive liquor and cocaine
lonely nights
not spent alone
hangovers horrible
beer for breakfast
and bottles of peptobismal
for brunch
for now however I have peace
and comfort
a warm bed
and a steady love
but I’m ready.

Comments about Ready by Jon Edward Walker

  • (12/4/2005 4:22:00 PM)

    oh we all have periods in life like this. Toss it all for debauchery. Jon, you have a strong voice but n´be careful not to lose it in the throng of Bukowski writing out there. Take your words and run with them in your own direction. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 4, 2005

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