Thursday, January 24, 2008

ENG 205 Poem #3

I didn't post the second poem I wrote for class because, quite frankly, it sucked a lot. Here's poem number three. The assignment was to go somewhere or remember going somewhere and think about how we felt. Then to end with abstraction.

Yeah, I know. But what can one do?
-The Drewcifer


Class is over and I start my
walk, my real day. I hop on a bus
to take me to Earhart, my place of
employment, but I get there

I don’t clock in for my shift
yet. I’m not that kind of person.
But I do find upstairs the sort of
creative nexus
I’ve been looking for
for days.

I glance at the clock and see I have
forty minutes. That’s fine, that’s

I set the alarm and
get out my notebook and
get out pen and
start to write.

for a little while i’m trapped in a world
of my own creation where i can see
anything at all or
nothing if i choose
or rather if that’s what is chosen
after an eternity spent in faerie rings
and dragon fire there’s a

shrill beeping as my alarm alerts me
that it’s time to go to work.
I pack up my stuff and head down
to the locker room where my
uniform sits,
unthinking and mundane.
And I clock in and get to work.

sometimes i can slip into
my worlds for just a moment
or two
and dreams of everything and nothing
pass before my eyes

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Creative Writing

I'm in English 205: Intro to Creative Writing this semester. I figured I might as well post what I write for the class, since I'm going to have to do about a poem a week it looks like.
-The Drewcifer



Giraffes are tall but
have small tails,
not tall tales.

When I was young
We learned the story
of a giant with
an ox and axe.

My roommate plays
Guitar, and well. His
weapon of choice: An ax,
white and electric.

Eclectic is how
this poem feels.
As I stretch my literary muscles
like the neck
of a