‘The Years…’ and ‘Life’s A Yard Party’ by Joe Wells

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The Years…

unfailingly,
one by one,
page by page,
ripped off
from calendars,

imprints,
reprints
as lines, blotted
in memories, new or old,
fine and coarse,

spinning a web
like busy, narrow streets
crisscrossed
throughout a city,
overcrowded,

charting thousands,
stretching, swirling, curling
journeys
of life mapped
onto a face:

wrinkles.

Life’s A Yard Party

Resting
now on his back
with restless limbs,
the loner
sings solo
into the darkness
growing
with pauses,
faintly,
exhausted
by a night
of partying-
so lively,
and constant acrobats-
so deadly,
dodging those so luring,
now long quiet,
mood setters-
hued lights,
that buzz

as they burn…

Zap.

It’s a bug’s life, after all!

Joseph K. Wells is a businessman, doctor of occupational therapy and an adjunct professor since poetry couldn’t pay the bills. Since he began publishing in 2016, his poems have found a home in nearly two dozen journals and lit mags. A selection of his published works is available from https://paperonweb.wordpress.com

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