I am tired of reading

other poets' words

a lot happens

and yet not much

makes it to these pages

I am dreaming big

but living poor

and not sure which foot

to lead through the door

if you notice

that my debate lacks argument

maybe you are only seeing it

from the same single side

as I am

you can't deny

that it sounds good

better

written down on paper

that's the problem

with an open mind

you have to empty it

from time to time

but time runs out

much too quickly

when you've got nothing

better to do.

TMK 17oct2009