Poems · poetry · Uncategorized

“I Am a Selfish Person”


“Self-feed” © C.P. Hickey 2020


“I Am a Selfish Person”


I am a selfish person

A certain self-assertion

The world rolls out before my eyes

I am the center of it all

Fault me not

Such facts perceived

Somewhere deep inside of me


How else would I see things?


I am a selfish person

Most certain of this assertion

The world is built of self-told lies

The universal point of it all

Faults forgot

Most facts recede

In the darkest depth of me


How else could I see things?

Poems · Poet Love of the Day · poetry · Uncategorized

“Boxing Day”

“Tannenbaum Delight” ©️ C.P. Hickey 2019

“Boxing Day”


Presents unwrapped,

Feasts consumed.

Less crazy life,



Christmas comes,

But once a year.

Family, friends,

And magic air.


Boxes stacked,

cardboard fold.

Carols sung,

New and old.


Stockings away,

Elves at work.

Santa’s list,

Renewed rebirth.


Of all the times,

I hold most dear.

This joyous, wondrous,

Time of year



SUMMERTIME RHYMES- # 53 – “Canopies”

“Canopies” ©️C.P. Hickey 2019


When looking towards the horizon,

I see treetops of green cotton and broccoli.

Avocado stalks shooting up into the sky.

Lush pathways and summer leaves,

Blowing fluidly on stolen vernal breezes.

Soon, the landscape will undergo magnificent metamorphosis.

The air, crisp again and accelerating toward frost.

Leaves yellowing, browning, redding, oranging,

Falling down.

Canopies laid bare by winds of change.

But, for now,

Greenways on and on.

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