May 20, 2010



By John R. Greenwood

Deep within

My chest

A fear

A queasiness

Somethings wrong

Somethings broken

No Pain

Man panic

Gasping at straws

What’s wrong

Fluttering wisps

Deep inside

Chest high



Why now?

Not now.




After a doctor’s visit I was prescribed an antacid- he says I have at least another 100, 000 miles left on me.


May 19, 2010

Rabbit Dreams

"Rabbits Dream Too"
Rabbit Dreams
By John R.Greenwood
Rabbits dream of:
Fast cars
Carrot cake
Clover piles
Noodle bake

Tall green grass
Impala’s black
Raleigh bikes

Happy rabbits
Driving cars
Full moon dating
Shooting stars

Hip Hop music
No more choices
Rabbit songs
In rabbit voices

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May 07, 2010

Soggy Print

Soggy Print

By John R. Greenwood

Morning smile

Or not

Visions vary

Whose eyes


Small tests

To measure

To temper

To tease

Whether to savor

Wet moments

Or only

Cloudless days

Breathe in deeply

Whys and why nots?

Soggy print

Seems less important

Weighed against

Soldiers lost

Hospital beds

Papers new

Return tomorrow



May 05, 2010

Yard Work

Yard Work

By John R. Greenwood

Musty smell of melted snow now gone
Green metal rake poised against the white siding
Rests ready to pile winter’s shed into
Mounded heaps of maple and stick
Awaiting strong arms and time

Saturday mornings run fast
In April’s rush to bloom May flowers
Tall brown bags stuffed full
Parked obediently at road’s edge

Spring birds refreshed seem sharper in song
Bee and bug visits - singular and erratic
Unsure what cloudy afternoons have in store

Dry leather gloves hide shyly
In back corner garage darkness

Tulip bulbs long neglected
Poke up defiantly in places years forgotten
Life’s reminder
That flower tender, nor weakest child,
shall be discounted, nor counted out, nor given up

Each spring, each returning flower, each corner yard-surprise discovered
Pushes skyward
One year more.