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Saxicoline creature in a house of
Stone, seaweed climbing up the walls of
Solitude, crabs moving sideways

In and out of crated rooms
The pits of sand growing deeper
By the hour

Waves crashing without remorse
For damage, though natural
Is quite unwonted in brine of

Festering wounds.

(Previously published in m.e.stubbs poetry journal, Vol.2, Issue 2, November 2000)
Laurence Overmire



Watch Winding

I watch myself die each day
Winding 9-5
Meaning-less job
Making nonesuch for non-descripts
Dollars is as Dollars does
Check for the mortgage
Check for the car
Check to see that the check is paid
Check back to work to check it all again
Come home at last
Collapse on the sofa
Turn the boob box on
Flickering and snickering foolish little man
Munch the junk
Body trash
Slow poison
This life
To bed. To sleep. Half-wake. Again.
Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
Thumpa thumpa thumpa thump
Check the heart beat
Days to months to years and then
The dreams are dust
The soul is lost
How the hell did I get to hell
So soon
Before my time?

Just watch.

(Previously published in Nuvein, Feb.2000, Issue 7; Pogonip, July 2000)
Laurence Overmire



Weird Emily

Sat in the corner of her dark, disturbed room
Hiding from the careless lackadais
of the outside worldly folk
The thoughtless gesture, the idle look
The conversations that glanced across the heart
like a bullet

By a candle’s dim flicker
She soothed the wounds, took
restitution in the solace of a word
Found majesty in a syllable
Tuned an ear to the rhythms
of the heart

And from the stillness of the shadows
Plucked brilliant shafts of reverberating
Laurence Overmire

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When Flora Opened The Door

At the Bonnie Prince there standing
The blood of war hard upon his face
His eyes defeated, all hope lost

She covered his pain in a blanket
As best she could
Water to drink and a bit of bread

Ferried him across in the dark of night
The breaking heart of Skye
Set him down on a farther shore

The sun of some other day to come, surely
She thought, as winter before spring
When the bloom of the heather will

Take the hill and dance with the bagpipe

Historical Note: Following the disastrous Battle of Culloden in Scotland in 1746, Flora MacDonald helped the defeated Bonnie Prince Charlie flee to safety.

(Previously published on Ancestry.com,2003)
Laurence Overmire
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