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Joseph Mayo Wristen - i waited and watched

my insanity

i waited and watched

street wizard glass stone hip idealist
smoking their bed time flower
beads into sky cat city café’ park music


i waited and watched

herb chemist window curtain
dreamer look out to naked scenes
of Psychogenic songs echoing
visions of a blind dog poet barking


i waited and watched

sidewalk crystal bearded biker
tip hat dealer fiddler perch sectary
coin sister of enlightenment
kissing their tar string book of prayer


i waited and watched

flags lined along park cement
painted creed lined streets
striped barriers changing our
future with a constituted lobby toast


i waited and watched

the broadcasted notes of a white czar
dice collared radio slave stop and
arrest the owner of a peddling
ice truck advertising flavored words


i waited and watched

Rose wine t-shirt scholars pitched
key branch religion notes throwing
blossoms over temple fork statues
promising bare foot sage green riots


i waited and watched

dance pool hall paste kids raveing
on Alice’s plum night fantasy behind
trash alley tattoo orgy looking to
find a way to establish their identity


i waited and watched

as broadcasted Gura worshipped web
notes changing time’s tree moon
reflection children of god selling home
made nova soap to heal our scares


i waited and watched

a horn blower reach out to pastry clerk
nun selling the secret to our sexual freedom
advertisements surrounding each jealous
attempt to find life’s promised orgasm


i waited and watched

looking to find more than a revolution
signs printed on the back of an adult
package designed with psalm flowers
commercial messages explaining to us
more than we ever wanted to know


i waited and watched

sitting here lost in meditation wanting
you to feel my love, to reach out for my
hand, taste my thoughts i waited here
looking to free myself from the voices of

my reality



Written: March 23rd 2004

Copyrighted: By W.E.I
In 2005 and is included
in the Book;
there is a dead man
living in my kitchen

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Poet: Joseph Mayo Wristen
Poem: i waited and watched
Volume: There is a Dead Man Living in my Kitchen
Year: Published/Written in 2004
Poem of the Day: Nov 12 2005

Comment 2 of 2, added on February 10th, 2012 at 5:23 AM.
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Where the Market BustledWe jynrueoed into town today, along Riber Walk,where the periwinkles peered shyly from the hedgerowand the rhododendrons displayed their wareslike a magician’s flower trick.The park was in dappled shade, the scent of wild garlicpervasive and all-encompassing. I plucked a few headsand allowed the delicate flavour to permeate my tongue.The dogs are good around people though Bear still checksmen for the one who was his first and only friend –before the years he spent locked in the darkness of a shed.I tie them up outside the craft shop. Trickster barks at everyonebut when I go back out to tell her to be quiet I find a boyof seven or eight teasing her. He runs away.I strap a piece of mounting board to my back and we head homewardthe wind pulling at the plastic bag and the dogs plodding onwardlooking forward to a drink of water and a biscuit.

Alsa from Bolivia
Comment 1 of 2, added on November 12th, 2005 at 6:13 AM.

i think this poem was exactly what life is like and i like that you made things that you see everyday a part of something that you like to do. this poem explains life just how it is and how it has been for a really long time.

wendy from United States

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