Thursday, September 8, 2011

Mike Meraz - Two Poems

To Catch Fire

there is too much moisture
in grass.
it needs to die
and become brittle
to catch fire.

Contentment In Breathing

I do not know what I am doing here.
I am reading a book.
I am lying in a bed.
I am existing in this moment.
if I could only relax enough
to enjoy this moment,
to bathe in the beauty of life,
to feel contentment in breathing,
in seeing light.
I can only think of what I do not have,
who I am not with,
why my life isn't where it should be.
suffering is not always joined with pain.
suffering is sometimes feeling no pain at all.

Mike Meraz's new book Black-Listed Thoughts is now available from Propaganda Press

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