Still Life

couple on a motor
cycle with a death wish
drum drops
still pond
early morning
coolness broken

pull that poison, pull it deeply
deeply, deeply
pull it deeply
keep that breath, like memory bitter
sweetly taste that lungs can know

a good will, strong, and a one hundred
these are made alone
for breaking
benjamin Wishing, Well behind
our time,
our pennies
are made
for throwing

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sligobay 6 years ago from east of the equator

Now you are giving us truth in advertising standards. This poem was short but unsweet with the image of smoking that is so real. Thank you.

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japtaker 6 years ago from United States Author

Thanks slig, I've got another short poem with a pretty intense smoking image in it too. Come to think of it, I believe I'll post it :-)

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japtaker 6 years ago from United States Author

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safiq ali patel 5 years ago from United States Of America

Nice peom Japtaker. Sad but deeply felt.

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japtaker 5 years ago from United States Author

Thank you, safiq.

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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

Nice poem with a good message.

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Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Seen a of a lot, while looking at little . Good work . I will be reading.


BoBo 5 years ago Is this a poem?

It sounds like something I would read on the side of a cereal box or something right before I jump off my roof because I hate people so much.....

Mahesh 2 years ago

Amy,If you found someone that ndeeed it to complete a bed you might get as much as fifty dollars. No dealer that I am aware of would bother putting it in stock owing to the extremely limited market. You should go to Google Images and search “Simmons bed spring”. One or more might turn up and might have some dollar information connected. The spring is probably 60-80 years old and made so well that it is still useful. You can put a zippered cover over it for cleanliness and use it as a box spring.Good Luck,Marshall

Maya 2 years ago

Bev,I am sorry to tell you that your 4'6 flat bed-spring has little or no maentory value or a market place. They were an inexpensive widely sold type of spring popular between the two great wars and for a few years into the fifties. They are not more than a metal hammock with no support in the middle, but they do last forever, and maybe, just maybe, provide a less hospitable home to vermin than an upholstered box spring.Marshall Coyle

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