Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

More Words About Nothing

Gray words
gray faces
around the conference table
 
Words
lively as a corpse
unlikely to offend
but for the bloat
of putrefaction
 
The voice
a 60-cycle hum
of pure boredom
 
Words
a barium milkshake
We drink and drink
 
Words
sour the veneer of politeness
that keeps us from screaming
or simply walking away
 
Like gravity
tedium warps spacetime
slowing the clock to a standstill.
Somewhere
Einstein sits
with his head in his hands
 
 
jwHost of the Gelato Poetry Series, instigator of the San Diego Poetry Un-Slam, and an editor of the San Diego Poetry Annual, Jon Wesick has published over three hundred poems in journals such as Melancholy Hyperbole, Atlanta Review, and Pearl. He has also published over eighty short stories. Jon has a Ph.D. in physics and is a longtime student of Buddhism and the martial arts. One of his poems won second place in the 2007 African American Writers and Artists contest.
 
 

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1 reply

  1. OH YEAH… Excellent stuff here, Mr. Wesick. Awesome.

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