Anxious to earn money
a paperboy responsible
5 block radius year round
7 days up and early
Sundays' ad heavy
funny paper
stuffed editions
over snow berms
through sleet winter
sheet lightening
around dark aluminum
beige corners
past howling white
chained Malamutes
into enslaved back yards
where the first yellow
shaded lamps
lit bedrooms
where crying babies
nuzzled shadows
of big bosom women
while last night's TV lit
with grey test patterns
icicles like mean spears
to amber snowplow
spinning globes
plow truck roar
of giant orange lions
beyond the midpoint
where the west wind would whip
then numb your nose
the snot solid in frozen snot stream
to the scarf and sting
your blinkered eyes
the newspaper ton bag
to the chaffed shoulder
it was so cold you'd fold
your arms
to the silent night
all the snow ice
and rock salt well down
upon ice-beaded
skating socks
your ankles sledding
loose galoshes
rusted tin black clasps
your own heat
ice like fire
on you
until (not far)
you'd see your own home
a chimney
smoke blurred skyward
vapor toward
fat indigo infinity
of the winter stars.

Out the other way, man,
the new day
cold frozen black night
to finger-thin
daybreak clouds, whoaedy whoa whoa whoadey whoa
the paleness of that
first sunlight.

Before school
furnace flames
swosh grinding
wash machine
toot Midas in the Cold Cold Ground.

How you knew the girls wanted tough and pretty
and you'd fly bird free
and even sing it to them them that's got shall get
that old crust of bread and such so dat der bible say

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Comment by J.P. Hart on January 20, 2019 at 11:04am

forming OP-Editorial:

'Let's pursue my Afterthought,LLC proposition to incorporate a good-looking solar ground fence. Which would be good-lookin. Fuck there's even that adroit
Statue of Liberty at the Venetian (not far).

Furthermore, many here among us believe there's more to AREA 51 than meets the proverbial oligarch's eye. Hence, Hart's Light Fence would spell out the lyrics to 500 Miles Away From Home.

Let's get as serious as a slow boat to People's Republic of North Korea! While I'm no SETI Expert and oughta be a free man in Paris, a delicate welcoming light would entice me to remain here in the Roosevelt Rustbelt and complete my STREAM (island-like) of CONSCIOUSNESS*

*{Popular Stream Of Consciousness Books
Mrs. Dalloway (Hardcover) ...
To the Lighthouse (Paperback) Virginia Woolf. ...
The Sound and the Fury (Paperback) William Faulkner. ...
Ulysses (Paperback) James Joyce. ...
As I Lay Dying (Paperback) William Faulkner. ...
The Waves (Paperback) Virginia Woolf. ...
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Paperback) ...
On the Road (Paperback)}

complete my STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS novella with the working title 'Twenty-four Hours from Tulsa'

Nowadays any child can google (before they learn the alphabet) Refugees and begin wondering why~asking what good are we.

What does our watch mean?

Comment by koshersalaami on January 20, 2019 at 12:34pm

This is good work

Comment by J.P. Hart on January 20, 2019 at 12:48pm

Hogis durs evav – Հոգիս դուրս եկավ

Comment by J.P. Hart on January 20, 2019 at 1:00pm

koshersalaami~thanks for the fireside chat

Anna Herrington~. . . I remember too, distant bells~and stars that fell~just like the rain,out of the blue . . .

Comment by Robert B. James on January 20, 2019 at 3:26pm

All the young dudes.

Comment by Tom Cordle on January 20, 2019 at 11:36pm

Ferlinghetti would be jealous

Comment by J.P. Hart on January 26, 2019 at 8:41am

Steel Breeze~thanks for the cyber (whatsIT?) the cyber fist bump, towel snap, hiddy-hi~

Robert B. James~appreciate the string push. How cold is negative 84* wind chill?? Sunshine and Shadow shiver yelp and shake shake shake, racing hearts, back indoors!

Tom Cordle~'all the people going places...' Wonder what the great Ferlinghetti has planned for his 100th birthday: 24 MAR '2019? Trust it involves writing & candle lighting~


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