17 November 2013

Has anyone missed poetry? I haven’t written any since September. Just found this one in my stash.




Not enough, I reckon

not enough to hang your hat on

where you could say, “You know Ralph? My guardian angel? He’s got my back.”


Them angels did leave a few ghost stories

and Michaelmas—a day that’s not so much about them as about

hunkerin’ down for winter


Put away your fishin’ pole

Annie, get your gun

Bring out the candles

Brew up the hard cider and throw in some ginger so you don’t catch cold

Settle your scores

Get those asters in the ground quick


What was ain’t no more and won’t be again.

Brace yourselves.


  1. Good poem – I like this one, especially the last line.

  2. Love this. So Palpable.
    (But I still want my own angel)

  3. yes, i think i did miss the poetry.

  4. I definitely missed the poetry. And I love this one. Sorta describes my day today. Thanks for it.

  5. I love the resolve of the writer, Megan.