coffee shops

where alcoholics


to die and live

look into a mirror

you'll discover a dinosaur

what ,

too many shots

and closing times

will buy you -

salvation sought

lost and find

in a cup or a mug

of a different kind

ok , to pause in front

of that mirror

once again

no longer

difficult to look and see

extinction of one


of another me


Ruth Newell Jan. 30, 2012 @ 9:48 p.m.

YES!!! That's it! Love the ending--again. And I'm so not an ending kind of person...well, aside from sunsets.


richzombie Jan. 31, 2012 @ 10:14 a.m.

glad you like the ending / the endings are -usually- my salvation


quillpena Jan. 31, 2012 @ 12:04 p.m.

Me too, except I thought it was going to be about real dinosaurs. But, still, I wasn't disappointed.


richzombie Jan. 31, 2012 @ 5:17 p.m.

Q man - it is about real dinosaurs !

thanks for your reading and commenting -


Ruth Newell Feb. 10, 2012 @ 4:41 a.m.

And salvation through endings rather than beginnings.


Twister Feb. 10, 2012 @ 10:04 p.m.

Indictment of the culture that has elevated indifference to the level of torture . . .

E tu poets?


Ruth Newell Feb. 11, 2012 @ 7:02 p.m.

Post primum erubescere peccati venit eius indifferentia.



Ruth Newell Feb. 12, 2012 @ 1:32 p.m.

It is that.

Translated: "After the first blush of sin comes its indifference." Henry David Thoreau

Just thought it applied to your poem, given the comment above and delivered it in Latin based on the "Et tu"--just being a wise*ss.


richzombie Feb. 12, 2012 @ 2:11 p.m.

thanks - appreciate the translation-and as always it's great when others comment ...

twisters response and yours was way over my pea brain


Ruth Newell Feb. 12, 2012 @ 4:32 p.m.

I just used a Google translator tool. No brilliance in that:)Although I at one time spoke Latin and Ancient Greek (as well as French), those days are gone. Lucky if I can utter a comprehensible sentence in English some days.


Twister Feb. 12, 2012 @ 11:50 p.m.

Your pea and my bb . . . we should go far . . .

"The opposite of love is not hate; the opposite of love is indifference." --Oscar Wilde


richzombie Feb. 13, 2012 @ 7:34 a.m.

twister ...i love readers comments even if at times the posts have more depth more than my actual poem - thank you


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