Friday, December 15, 2023

Dedicated to Doctor TOM


I woke up with three brand new poems this morning. This first one is for you, Doctor TOM

As much as I’d love to finish this poem, 

I’ve got work to do in the railyard, 

and a long train is coming.

I’ve seen the poster.

I printed it.


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Peanuts, popcorn, and penny poems

Dedicated to Doctor TOM

Suppose for a moment 

that your life and times are

represented as a circus train

Suppose, I mean imagine,

souls flocking to see your act

in the park, near the tracks

Suppose I’ve seen the poster, 

announcing the date of your arrival 

in my own home town

Suppose I’m already practicing my 

maneuvers as a sword swallowing, 

clown car, hippo on trapeze 

You are moving through, of course, 

and I’m running away without you 

Away … without. I preposition* you.

Copyright David L White

12/15/23 . 6:30 am




Those other two poems I mentioned.

Sometimes the 

morning snuggle is me 

getting up to write 

a chunk of poem, 

and you falling 

back asleep

I came back. 

With a poem.

That’s how I know. 




The poetry is the dead bits of life, 

stuck on a window screen after 

years of breeze. 

Spider shit, mosquito wings, fly balls, 

and a lightning bug that flicked on and off,

for quite awhile, if you can even believe. 

But there it is 

stuck in the screen 

chunks from the breeze. 




Thanks to

What is an example of a preposition?

The most common prepositions are at, by, for, from, in, of, on, to, and with. Other common prepositions are about, above, across, after, against, along, among, around, because of, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, between, close to, down, during, except, inside, instead of, into, like, near, off, on top of, onto, out of, outside, over, past, since, through, toward, under, until, up, upon, within, without.

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