2021 · Poems · Poemvember 2021

“Stick Man”

“Stick Man” ©️C.P. Hickey 2021

“Stick Man”

Stick Man, Stick Man

Directing ways and means.

Baring branches,


Are oft not what they seem.

Fallen leaves, he solemnly

Testifies to grief.

Windswept piles,

Blown for miles,

Technicolor dream.

Soggy sewer clogs,

Squatting show dogs,

Damply, flooding rains.

Barren branches seem expansive,

Framing forgotten pains.

Stick Man, Stick Man

Yearning for next Spring.

Winter slumbers, frigid plunders.

Snow falls liberally.

If you missed yesterday’s Poemvember offering take a peek here: procrassthenation.com/2021/11/07/sunset-strip/

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Christopher P. Hickey makes his home in Malden, MA, with his Wife and Children. He facilitates The Malden Writers’ Collaborative. When not working as an administrator at Harvard University, he creates content for his blog ProCrasstheNation.com.  The blog content spans the range from irreverent to philosophical. Picking up casual photography in recent years, he always tries to capture the light all around him.  Christopher enjoys spending time helping writing colleagues.

He is currently working on a series of short stories or perhaps a novella this November while participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Christopher will attempt to eclipse the 50,000 word mark for a second year in a row.

If you would like to contact Christopher, please contact him at: authorcphickey@gmail.com

There are many projects on tap at the end of this year, so please stay tuned. The month of November promises to be rich with poetry, and we’ll be looking into creating another Advent Calendar of blog posts for 2021. We’ll see a different story, memory, picture, etc. behind a series of mysterious and decorated doors.

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