Sheeba's Old View from the Window

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Samiya Bashir’s books of poetry, Field Theories (Spring 2017), Gospel, andWhere the Apple Falls, and anthologies, including Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social & Political Black Literature & Art, exist. Sometimes she makes poems of dirt. Sometimes zeros and ones. Sometimes variously rendered text. Sometimes light. She lives in Portland, Ore, with a magic cat who shares her obsessions with trees and blackbirds and occasionally crashes her classes and poetry salons at Reed College.

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Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Like Americans Without an Idol




Like a night sky, starless (cityscape)
Like A. Sharpton without a perm (viable)
Like a cat in window, blogless (bored stiff)
Like a man without his sperm (el presidente!)

Like a No. 2 pencil, dulled (keep it on point)
Like a messasge-free Dem at dawn (Bring it on!)
Like a gun without a bullet (Bush)
Like a Bush without a lawn (11:2004)

11 Comments:

Blogger Shelly said...

Thanks for leaving your link at the MR blog tonight.
I have enjoyed looking over your site.
I love this poem.
You should post it on the MR blog. We seem to be
blogging 24/7 anymore! There have been a few poems posted.
I Enjoy your writing. Keep it up. I'll be back.
Darlene :)

4:41 AM  
Blogger V.A.D.E.R. said...

i like,
like a trigger without a gun.
or something.:]
buffalo to n.y.c.
nice blog, darlene @ maj. report recommended,
very prof/efficient,
best of luck
ja

7:12 PM  
Blogger ScryptKeeper said...

/ hey darlene / hey jay / hey world (or somesuch) /
thanks for the visit
thanks for the recommend

sitting by the window today
all. day. actually.
window: closed.

outside warm enough
hot even
sun almost filtering through
(windows dirty)

but bright man, ya know?

hot and bright and enclosed
and almost
muggy

but a good day, i'd say, after all.

and then there was you.

(hello)

napping.

9:59 PM  
Blogger Shelly said...

Hey Sheeba! Thought you would enjoy these quotes!

There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast.
***
Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.
***
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.
- Jeff Valdez
***
In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats.
- English proverb
***
As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.
- Ellen Perry Berkeley
***
One cat just leads to another.
- Ernest Hemingway
***
Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later.
- Mary Bly
***
Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.
- Joseph Wood Krutch
***
People that hate cats, will come back as mice in their next life.
- Faith Resnick
***
I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.
- Hippolyte Taine
***
No heaven will not ever Heaven be; Unless my cats are there to welcome me.

***
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
- Albert Schweitzer
***
The cat has too much spirit to have no heart.
- Ernest Menaul
***
Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God.

***
Time spent with cats is never wasted.
- Colette
***
Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well.
- Missy Dizick
***
You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats.
- Colonial American proverb
***
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
- Joseph Wood Krutch
***
I got rid of my husband. The cat was allergic.
***
My husband said it was him or the cat... I miss him sometimes.

Hope you laughed! Talk to you on the blog!

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