My Private Absurdities || James Piatt

I  share my room 
with a colony of memories, 
they live inside my blankets and pillows, 
and come fluttering out at night 
when I dream. 
They flit here and there 
across my bedroom 
scratching on the remnants 
of my thoughts, 
chewing up the day’s ebbing hours: 
In my half awake stage, 
I sometimes see them pinned 
to the window shade 
for a way 
to get away 
from my lonely mind’s 
private, absurdities.

James Piatt a Best of Web nominee and three-time Pushcart nominee, has had four collections of poetry, over 1525 poems, 35 short stories, and five novels published worldwide.  He earned his BS and MA from California State Polytechnic University, SLO, and his doctorate from BYU.

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