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Serving a little poetic nourishment every morning. Start your day with our new expanded menu. Poems, of course, are our specialty. But we will also be serving a fuller menu that includes poetry book reviews to feed poets' and poetry lovers' souls.

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Ed Ahern

Facebook Findings – A Poem by Ed Ahern

Facebook Findings

Press and like the number five.
Jane the virgin on Twitter
This spoon takes away
the effects of the shakes

When you get fresh sheets
and you just shaved your legs.

This dude spent eight years
growing a chair
Shannon has exactly 200 friends.
Kakistocracy- government by
the worst available people.

You are convicted by your complicity.
Did Jesus leave us a tip to diabetes?
This is what happens when
you wrap your teeth in
aluminum foil for an hour.

Age your spirits at home.

There are several islands
atop the falls
and they are Zambian.

There’s a lot of gross bullshit
that goes on
in the creative world.

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About the Poet:
Ed Ahern resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He’s had something over a hundred thirty poems and stories published so far, and two books.

 

Poetry Breakfast accepts submissions of poetry and poetry related creative non-fiction year-round.  See our Submission Guidelines page for details on submitting your work.

Start your morning with a nourishing poem.  Follow us on  Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr,  and enjoy a new poem every morning straight to your feed.

The Swamp Oak – A Poem by Ed Ahern

The Swamp Oak

Balding leafage
lets the eye slip through
to scabrous bark
that runs past rot holes
hiding squirrels.

Twisted branches
contort around power lines,
reaching upward
and straining to
recover grace.

The tree sways
toward a century
it will not reach,
and strews its seeds
with wanton hope.

 

 

About the Poet:
Ed Ahern resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He’s had something over a hundred thirty poems and stories published so far, and two books.

 

 

Photo by Hannah Louise.

 

Poetry Breakfast accepts submissions of poetry and poetry related creative non-fiction year-round.  See our Submission Guidelines page for details on submitting your work.

Start your morning with a nourishing poem.  Follow us on  Twitter, Facebook, and  Tumblr,  and enjoy a new poem every morning straight to your feed.

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