THE OLD ROAD contains over eighty short poems. Nature is often the theme, but so are parking lots, cosmonaut squirrels, and other manifestations of the imagination that sizzle with life and hum with meaning.

Inside this book...

reconstruction

 

brisk

dogs

fleet

post

sea

edge

table

this is a fable

fumbling for the doorknob

breath of air

short

poems.

 

in the corner of the closet

a forest of vermilion and gold

 

a hermit thrush

rummaging the leaves

 

airplane

the parked airplane nodded to the exercise bicycle

sweat is permitted

lose weight before you fly

make the most of your wait time (rhymes with waist line)

fly, change over, arrive, stay over

repeat over and over

the pilot will sip a latte

and the stewardess pack a lot in a little bag on wheels

and be a little late

threads

car radio turns up to the max for the dog floating in water in the back as the crumbling foundations of ancient greek pantheons settle on fishmongers’ and ironmongers’ backs and children count the crows

 

sky valley

 

alone then with the world

upon the very peak

 

looking down upon my troubles

i think i see them blink

An excerpt from THE OLD ROAD: POEMS

Copyright 2020 by Pete O'Brien. All Rights Reserved.

Product Details

Ebook

$9.99

May 26, 2020

98 Pages

ISBN 9781951390136

Paperback

$15.00

May 26, 2020

98 Pages, 5.25x8

ISBN 9781951390129

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