Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Robert Demaree- Three Poems

Three Poems for Mid-February


It’s midnight
So my birthday has begun,
No big number ending in zero,
No fraction or percent
Of anything,
A repeating digit
(Best not to ponder that),
And another year has already begun,
Which is good, of course—
Calls from grandchildren.
Cards from neighbors,
An insurance agent
We never actually knew—
But you wish time could wait
Just a moment
To see the flowers I bought her
Yesterday for Valentine's,
Since no one else is coming by.

Senryu: February 14

Pluses, minuses:
Hershey’s chocolate kisses,
Tiny bits of foil

Tanka: Further Birthday Reflections

There will be a time
When your birthday cards will come
From your bank, and from
A Buick salesman with whom
You don’t remember speaking.

Robert Demaree is the author of three book-length collections of poems, including After Labor Day, published in April 2014 by Beech River Books.  In 2013 his poems received first place in competitions sponsored by the Poetry Society of New Hampshire and the  Burlington Writers Club He is a retired school administrator with ties to North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, where he lives four months of the year. His poems have appeared in over 150 periodicals. For further information see http://www.demareepoetry.blogspot.com 

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