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The Cold Stove

Hearing her voice smile, “It’s got to be time”
Her warm body sliding closer to mine
My eyes closed I felt her breathe on my neck
She had a cold stove with embers to check

Swinging my feet over hitting the floor
It’s so cold, there should be another chore
But just in time running I managed to beat
Squeezing against pressure to lift the seat

Now the three red embers were dying for fuel
Next to the cord was kindling as a rule
Last nights beef stew was sitting in the fridge
Coffee pot set up for our dark dosage

Logs and some pages from a comic book
Heat up the cold stove ready to cook
With a jump my cold feet found her assets
Vowing her vengeance later I felt regret

© 2014 Michael Yost 05/19

Rocket Man a.m.

Pondering over coffee
The morning sun has peeked
Stomach just stopped growling
My Cheerio’s tongue in cheek

Whispering to myself
Pondering is a waste
That my coffee’s rocket fuel
Bathroom I must make haste

© 2012 Michael Yost 3/15

The Wall

The ghosts that are all around me
Suck life from my every pore
Trying to get this first stanza out
Before I sink into the floor

The coffee has torn up my stomach
Napping after every line
Hoping to finish this story
Giving new meaning to deadline

Closing my eyes for a moment
Ten minutes later awake
I don’t think it’s going to happen
Thinking finishing a mistake

Don’t come up on me while I write
You’ll run up against the brick beast
It’s better that you read this now
Than being found at the wall deceased

The ones before would warn you
That scaling that wall wasn’t too smart
Instead they dig and torment me
Tiring ghosts that will not depart

© 2012 Michael Yost 1/24


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