“Frenzy”

“Hey Scallywag ‘ Varmint’” ©️C.P. Hickey 2020

“Frenzy”

What is this waking hurry?

Ripped from tender slumber

Cold water and steam

Socks blue or black?

Transit app announcing bus arrival

One minute

Shit!

Did I lock the door?

Overcrowded system

Cologne and unwashed essences

Compact anxiety

Headed to death

One delay at a time

“You Have Big Cereal Ideas”

 

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“You Have Big Cereal Ideas”

 

Sometimes when I go to the store

I get big cereal ideas

My wife recognized this phenomenon

And when I first heard her say it I took offense

As I’m very sensitive about my big cereal ideas being called into question

She said, “You have big cereal ideas.”

Upon reflection, I thought that such a phrase might make a good poem

So now,  when I go to the store

I remain ambitious about big cereal ideas

And I sneak an unusual selection into my cart

I pay at the register and bring it home

And when I sort the groceries

The unusual selection has a way of lingering on the table

And ultimately is discovered by my wife

Who then shakes her head

Because, she knows me better than I know my own intentions

 

 

 

“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?