Getting On

wake with alarm
dress appropriately

try to comb hair

catch the bus

walk home


undress nervously
lie awake

miss my cat
fall asleep



About odiousghost

Successfully going from failure to failure since 1767
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2 Responses to Getting On

  1. wkkortas says:

    It seems that very, very few people really care much about craft and technique in poetry; this piece is an excellent example of why they should. The short lines and stanzas, the unadorned phrases all serve to illustrate and emphasize a very basic life, the very act of “getting on.” If this was your run-of-mill navel-gazing confessional, all of that is lost. This is how form and concept should work hand-in-hand.

    • odiousghost says:

      Wow thanks.

      I was trying to make it as simple as possible to reflect a life without clear demarcations. I felt leaving out punctuation and the spacing helped create this.

      Thanks again

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