First World Problems


wind in late summer
hitting like a shoulder
under your chin
its whole muscular body
propelling you
toward no one knows

there’s a frantic mating
windchimes so long dormant
shivering with triplets
all the cats narrow their eyes
slink into hidden places
dream of clumsy mice

all the sins of litterbugs
pinwheeling on display
those chores you left
teasing yourself with
weekend accomplishment
don’t bother your nap

thunder comes
a reminder of strife
populations under siege
bloody teeth and fingernails
while your family
argues over supper

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a poet from Seattle Washington USA. His poetry has appeared in print in publications such as Bellowing Ark, Point Nopoint, and most recently in Contraposition magazine. When not writing poetry he is a Human Resources professional, a repentant glutton, and a novelist specializing in the weird-fiction genre.
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