Chews Wisely Poetry

Chews Wisely Signature
JLY aka Chews Wisely, L.A. Poet
 
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29/02/2016
CALISTHENICS

A
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s
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t

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***
24/02/2016
Ow

to
ridicule
a
lonely
soul
is
the
lowest
form
of
cruelty

***
03/03/2016
Out of the basement…

Have
you
noticed
there
is
a
new
political
movement
afoot?
They
are
the
ones
who
for years
have
been
writing
all those comments
under Internet
articles
anonymously.
Anonymously…
UNTIL
NOW.

***
04/03/2016
Up onto the streets…

One time
when I
was living
in
New York City
there was
an impending
transit
strike
I read
an
alarming
apocalyptic
article:
after
only
a matter of
days
without
commuter
activity
underground
the millions
of rodents
who live
there
usually
sustained by
the scraps
and refuse
of humanity
would begin
to
starve
and
in
only
a matter of
days
would be
forced
onto the streets
above
to
seek
sustenance.
…millions…
I
wonder
whether
that
article
was
a
scare
tactic
to prevent
a
strike
but the scenario
sounds
logical.
Who knows?
thank goodness
nothing like that
will ever happen

 

 
***
20/12/2015
to the younger ones

sometimes
older people
will try
to make
you
feel bad
because
your thoughts
threaten
their
ideas
of
how
things
are
supposed
to
be.
sometimes
older people
can only
bear
their own
pain
and disappointments
over
the
years
by clinging
more and more

to very
narrow ideas
of how
things are
supposed
to
be.
but
don’t you
keep thinking
there are
so so many
wonderful ways
things
CAN

be?
you
are young
but
you
are here
so
you
are wise.
keep going
keep going

keep going.
you’re right!
the voice
inside
usually
is.

***
21/12/2015
¿Cómo está Ud.?

Very
well
thank you
I
just
had
a
laugh
in
Palm 
Springs
where

I
saw

an
ad
for
an
all-Latino
drag
show
called
¿Homo estás?

***
20/02/2016
“Fowl Play?”
This
artist
recommends
the
branzino
(for
a
change)

***
20/02/2016
I
went
for
a
walk
in
a
considerate
part of
town

***
04/03/2016
you
know
what
they
say
about
a
man
with
a
tall
hat…

 

 
***
14/02/2016
Brought to You by the Letter ‘L’ (Behind the Brownstone Doors)
I went
to a
dinner party
once
at the home
of a
famous couple
I got the
strong feeling
she kicks
him
around
the house
like a
soccer ball
(but
it’s better
to keep
such things
to yourself)
Then
one day
he
who has
made a
career
over
the
last
twenty
years
playing
losers and
wimps
told a talk show host
“My
wife
is
annoyed
with
almost
everything
I
do.”
As
the
host
and
studio audience
laughed
and
laughed
I realized
I had misread
the domestic
undertones:
[ahem]
she is
his
acting coach!

***
26/02/2016
THE POWER OF NOW

I
took
my little
dog
on
his
morning
walk.
It is
such
a
joy
to watch
him
scamper
with
boundless
guileless
enthusiasm
from
spot to
…Spot.
I got
a little
ahead
of
him.
I
felt
a
tug.
He
was
sniffing
a
rose
bush.
I
thought,
“Ah, yes.”
Then
he
lifted
his
leg.

***
01/04/2016
I.S.O.

a
place
where
entry
requires
more
than
just
vanity
and
a
thirst
for
attention

 

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