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‘In the Moment’ Poetry, Part Two

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In the Moment Poetry is simply just that: a poem written at a particular moment that is inspired by the present, with little post-editing applied. This post is the second part in my ‘In the Moment’ Poetry series. To see part one, click here.
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I

I open the curtains
to watch the sun illuminate
ugly old buildings

II

Sitting here
in this pristine moment

The sound of the stove fire
harmonizing with the wind
to the beat of the ice
plopping in the fridge

The crows make for
good percussion

III

Burnt coffee on the stove top
I let it boil

IV

Birds wash above
a morning shore

The clouds–a grey tide
lined with sea foam

 

‘In the Moment’ Poetry

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In the Moment Poetry is simply just that:  a poem written at a particular moment that is inspired by the present, with little to no post-editing applied.

This poem was written on March 16th:

 

Part I

Sitting in a cafe—

listening to M83’s ‘Do It’

defines the moment that I sip a cup

and decide whether to read Catcher in the Rye

or current events on the ‘net.

 

Part II

Kids line up, dividing the room—

I feel like a writer

sitting with my book and computer.

In fact

I place a book on the table

but never read it.

Living the life.

‘Wasting Time,’ A Poem

I am still working on some stories, tweaking them, so I figured I would post this little poem I wrote a few weeks ago in the meantime.  I’ll have some new stories up sometime in the next week or so.  I had originally posted this on Facebook but I figured it would fit on my blog.  Enjoy!

Wasting Time
by Clinton Nix

Wasting the days

sitting near a computer,

with manufactured rhythms

pulsating my eardrums.

 

My brain is a network of highways,

packed with loud cars driving erratically

from destination to destination.

I have found ways to hinder the tiny travelers,

causing traffic jams for the sake of amusement.
But when they stop moving,

they also stop existing.