Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A Poem by ayaz daryl nielsen

Tell Us a Poem

your poem
a favorite poem
or sing us your song
Jesus Loves Me,
or, Roadhouse Blues:
"I woke up this morning
and got myself a beer"
just tell us your poem,
sing us your song,
or tell us a favorite story,
dance your dance
from the inside out
or will you whistle
The Heart Sutra, or Om Nabashi Bayu
Little Boy Blue, or The Internationale,
whatever is your favorite
through your puckered lips

I can only whistle on the in-breath,
have yet to learn how to whistle out
and I would whistle my
favorite melody for us, the
one about a little tea pot
surviving the war
of lost causes--

but my pucker is dry--
I'll pause here--

and begin again.

Tell us a poem
a favorite poem
of yours
or sing us your song . . .

ayaz daryl nielsen, x-roughneck (as on oil rigs)/hospice nurse, editor of bear creek haiku (25+ years/125+ issues), homes for poems include Lilliput Review, SCIFAIKUEST, Shemom, Shamrock, Kind of a Hurricane Press and online at bear creek haiku.

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