Archive for December 14th, 2013

by lizard

I got a fresh batch of my book of poems the other day—Full Size Pattern—and decided to make a few copies available for the bargain price of $5 dollars. The local book seller where you can find my books is The Bird’s Nest downtown. I donated the copies, so the money goes to the bookstore.

I haven’t done a poetry post in awhile. When it comes to writing, I’ve also been experiencing a dry spell. Poems, that is, not posts. I harass y’all daily with blog posts.

I finally wrote something new, though, so I’ll share it here. It’s untitled. Enjoy!



war against the snow
use chemicals and sand
use shovels, trucks, and salt
use anything you can

I don’t trust your snowman
the dark coal of his eyes
that pointy carrot nose
and stick arms reaching high

look away, snowman
or I will stand my ground
reveal what I carry
then bravely shoot you down

that’s just how it is
that’s simply how it goes
when the white stuff falls
war against the snow

—William Skink

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