Thursday, March 22, 2012

Doug Draime- Two Poems

A Stormy Night As The Electricity Goes On And Off

The falling rain
sounds like a
huge crackling campfire
and the dog is
under the bed pretending
to be the cat
Everyone on tv
is dancing a weird tango
(especially the politicians)
and the radio refuses
to be coherent

A Brahms sonata
is waffling up from
the garbage disposal
and the thunder is
plummeting through the
Oregon wilderness,
screeching like Big Foot
with a shovel jammed
up his anus

The Earth Is Exploding Where Lawrence Of Arabia Once Slept

where he fought
and fornicated

where he turned
his heart to blowing sand

blood lust
running through

his aristocratic veins

his blue eyes full of
the murderous


Doug Draime emerged as a presence in the small press and underground literary movement in Los Angeles in the late 1960's. Most recent books: "Rock 'n Roll Jizz" (Propaganda Press) and "Los Angeles Terminal: Poems 1971-1980" (Covert Press). Awarded PEN grants in 1987, 1991 and 1992. Nominated for several Pushcart Prizes in the last few years. He lives in the foothills of Oregon. Forthcoming, "More Than The Alley", a full-length collection form Interior Noise Press.
"A Stormy Night As The Electricity Goes On And Off" was first published in Zygote In My Coffee.

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