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Two Men Having a Street Fight On 1ST Avenue

March 25th, 2012 at Sun, 25th, 2012 at 1:28 pm by Ed Corrigan

Haiku, haiku!
Jumping up and down
I hate you
I am not you
you peasant
unpleasant
stepping on my
effervescence
Mind over matter
this is the matter
I am not you
I am not you!

Oh you of
Asian persuasion
we are one
we are won ton
of the universe
You speak
I do not listen
You speak
I hear
but do not listen
a screamy maniacal
magical wizard
The time for
decision has come
we are one
we are won ton
of the universe
Can you
-hear me
-see me
-be me?
-beeone
in this
soupy existence?
Living with and
without you
with and
within
nothingness
My mind is
slate blank.

You, you!
must go to heaven
go to hell
just go up there
away from me
screaming
no submission
I am not you
I will not have you
I can taste you
and it is bitter
Jumping up and down
and out of here!

Seattle
Street
Sanguine.

Copyright © ed Corrigan 2012
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I am Ed Corrigan and live in Maple Valley with my wife, Nona. We have two terrific sons - Joe and Tim - and three beautiful daughters - Kate, Sally and Sarah - and one cat named Omega. I've been writing poetry, on and off, since 16 years of age. Early poetic influences were Shakespeare and e. e. cummins. A more recent influence is Walt Whitman whose "Leaves of Grass" is the most amazing thing that I've ever read. Music has been very important in my writing and in life. I am not a musician but early on the singer/song writers Paul Simon, Smokey Robinson and Bob Dylan had a big impact on my poems. More recently, I've been affected by Miles Davis, Green Day, Alanis Morissette, Linkin Park and others. I love to write and its something that I need to do. A poet once said that a poem is not complete until its read or heard by another. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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