Read The Tsar's Dwarf (Hawthorne Books)

Read The Tsar's Dwarf (Hawthorne Books)
"A curious and wonderful work of great human value by a Danish master." Sebastian Barry, Man Booker finalist (Click on the picture to go to the book's Amazon page)

Friday, June 24, 2016

Sixty Years Old (Worn Out Sandals for Sale or I Still Jog Through Cemeteries in Light Blue Trainers)



teeth fall into the grass

wrinkles take off

living a hard life

in soft spoken mirrors



counting:

lost an eardrum in december

caught up with my liver

thanksgiving



for charity: 

bald spots

abused eyeballs

take away armpits

cheap



nothing is left

but me



it’s really like this:

reality = nosebleed


or:

worn out sandals for sale



trust me: i’m no one’s hunk of a man

just soy breath

and a yearning for tape decks



so thank you migraine

root canal

love handle


goodbye cleavage

bee gees

midnight margaritas



i'm gone





Yet

I still

see the beauty in zebras

crossing my pathway



I still

laugh at Tikka Masala

under my eyelids



I still

jog through cemeteries

in light blue trainers



I still

admire the unseen world

between my kneecaps



It’s really like this

Reality = Goosebumps



or

the unraveling of sore thumbs



So thank you gelato

viagra breath

rising keyboards

goodbye monster mind

pimple mirror

punch drunk navels



I'm here







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