Sunday, February 17, 2019



—Ian Copestick, Stoke on Trent, England

Yesterday I was, as usual,
Wandering the streets. It was
A depressing Sunday, worse
Than that, a Sunday with no
Money. I was feeling as low as
It's possible to go, considering
My options. The only one left
Was suicide, but I'm just not
Made that way, thank God.
A sudden ray of sunlight came
Bouncing off the chrome of a
Parked car and it felt like, no, I
Don't really know, but it felt like
Some kind of spiritual high. It
Said "Hang on, son, don't just
Throw it all away. Things may
Be grim right now, but there's
Good times coming ‘round the
Bend. Keep on keeping on and
Keep your head held high."
I don't know where this, I can't
Say voice, it was more like an
Idea, telepathy or something, I
Don't know, came from. But
When you're feeling that low,
You have to take your omens
Wherever you find them.
Well, it gave me the kick up the
Arse that I needed. Yes it gave
Me something to help me
Carry on.


Our thanks and hands across the sea to Ian Copestick for his fine poem this morning! Don’t forget that James Lee Jobe will host the Davis Arts Center Poetry Series today, 2pm, featuring Ladies of the Knight (Poetry Overturned) with Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas, Jeanette Sem, and Angela James, plus open mic. Scroll down to the blue column (under the green column at the right) for info about this and other upcoming poetry events in our area—and note that more may be added at the last minute.

—Medusa (Celebrate Poetry!)