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Athena Debased & other Poems

Updated on April 14, 2013

Haiku 4/11/13

the creek water does
not question - it just flows, goes
it knows all is well

Athena Debased

Why does Sadie always smell

of alcohol?

(not beer, maybe whiskey)

She looks like Mother Earth and Athena

Her mind is keen

it works, organizes, analyzes, thinks.

From a distance, all seems well

but close up...

the smell

Sometimes I Wonder what my Brain is Doing

Today, what makes it so sharp?

Why can I solve the world’s problems in two seconds?

How is it that I can do math calculations in my head?

What could be the reason I know the exact right thing to say?

Not like yesterday.

Yesterday I would go to the kitchen and

by the time I got there, forgot why…

I would go to my computer to do something and

forget how…

I tried to speak soothing words and

all that came out was, “What?”

Sometimes I wonder about my brain.

Then the days when the wiring must really be shorted

I start with greatness

Get lame


I’m in the game

But don’t remain

In and out

Like a boxing bout

Is it my power supply?

The Eye

I stare upon this page

She will not let me stop

She wonders, thinks, recalls,


I stare upon this page

She sips hot chocolate,

scribbles some words,

taps the table with her pen

rests her head in her hand

I stare upon this page

She smiles at yesterday's memories


worries about tomorrow

I stare out through the window


I love

Making mistakes

With permission

They open doors

And windows

See new stuff


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    • shea duane profile image

      shea duane 

      7 years ago from new jersey

      very real. very compelling.

    • AnnaBush profile imageAUTHOR

      Anna Eskenazi Bush 

      7 years ago from Olean, New York

      Thank you both for your kind words. I have not shared my poetry with anyone for a long time and did not know what to expect.

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      Carolee Samuda 

      7 years ago from Jamaica

      Rarely am I this glued to anothers poetry, and more than one at that. Everyone of them......wonderful. You had me from the first line of the first one.

      Well done! Loved them all.

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      7 years ago

      Eye opener, meaningful, and full of ethereal beauty.


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