Thursday, February 12, 2015

Inside my Coat Pockets - a poem I wrote a few years ago

I may have posted this before, but I'm going to post it again.

"Inside My Coat Pockets", a poem by me.

Inside my coat pockets
the beginning of a poem
I pull out a refrigerator magnet
shaped like a pink frog
or Martha's Vineyard
next I find an old camera
with no pictures left of course
and what do we have over here?
some used Kleenex of course
a crumbled paper bag
where did this old watch come from?
ah, the orange bottle cap that inspired me
to write this.

That's only pocket one, let me go on.
up here we have some seashells
mixed in with some sand.
And over here, let me look
a pen, a business card, and some directions
a flashlight, a bottle of aspirin, and some fruit snacks
a quarter, a receipt, and some hand cream
and more and more fruit snacks.
I have no idea why

And finally, the last one
another bottle cap, a bit more kleenex
my cell phone, and some car keys
and of course a credit card and some ID.

1 comment:

  1. Nicely done! You gave me so much to see, here. Concrete details to hold on to, and they say a good bit about you and how you see the world.

    You could make a complete series themed around an iteration of this, couldn't you? I've heard of "found poems." Only this could be a collection based on found things. Coat pockets, a kitchen drawer, on a waiting room table, in the dentist office, your glove compartment, purse, wallet, a lover's nightstand drawer. Hmm.... Great potential to reveal character, this!