Joshua Tree in bloom, a jacked-up weekend, and the first 2 poems in 15 years


April 14 by The Running Son


You all head to bed, bed-headed, head-boarded up

in dreams. I’m heady and bored. It seems

like I’m stuck in an eddy, a gorge. I look up, I lean,

I squint. The clouds are grey, like lint.

Argumentum Arrogantia

The devil’s motives are ulterior. God in the mirror?

Then wipe it. You might see a little clearer, back-lit.

Whiteout, because these clouds and fog will be here

so follow the leader, higher powers nailed to cedar,

or atop a rock like Peter, lobbing pebbles and taunting cops

to see what shot they got.

poems by Jim Aldrich

It’s been a weekend for the books. I’ve surprised myself in more than one way. A gut-wrenching argument with an old and dear friend, that I reacted to a little better than I thought I would. Also an act of cruelty by me and boundaries crossed. You can read both accounts.

On the other hand, The joshua trees are blooming, the spring weather is perfect and I had an awesome friday night at the local high desert watering hole, the Joshua Tree Saloon. I don’t drink much, but I talk. Then, these two poems, plus 4 or so more snippets. It was part of an interactive “tag-poetry” post on the aopinionatedman blog. I wasn’t intending to join in, but the muse hit.

It was the most fun I’ve had blogging since I began in February. His blog is buzzing with activity and this poetry idea is genius. Peak in.. he’s got a lot going on. These poems were in a different context there… I cleaned them up and named them. Visit the post here: Add a Line Poem

I’m glad the weekend is wrapping up. I am exhausted. I’m no poet, and I’m also no bastard, but I’m grateful to live another day for the chance to completely !!@#*!@& it up.

cheers, Jim  😉




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