there is a somber to the
waking eyes of a million
year old sun kissing the
river amongst the stones
and the trees; the stubborn
basis of life. there,
in shadows of bird’s echoes,
there is a reader. a
patient, patient reader
considering taking a
motherfucking chainsaw
to their throats as they
stare at the styrofoam
words and go to the movies
trying to avoid
the decaying
scent of
the death of




Author: brice maiurro

Denver poet. Author of Stupid Flowers, out now through Punch Drunk Press.

18 thoughts on “NOVEMBER, REVISITED”

  1. It seems to me, mocking what you consider to be antiquated does little to win converts to your hijacked mantra and, yes, the sky is falling but it is not going to fall on me and millions of others who seem to have a broader perspective of what is going on in the world.

    1. I don’t have a mantra, Leo. It’s just a poem. I’m just some kid writing poems, and I acknowledge this. I think I, and everyone else, could use a broader perspective on the world. I’m not saying anything is antiquated. This poem is subjective. It’s no attack on you or anyone who believes in what they are doing. I’m sorry to have stirred something up in you, but there’s no hate coming from me.

    1. I’ve been getting a lot of comments on the “death of poetry” lately. Got an article I’m working on getting out today, if you get a chance to read it.

  2. Nice style. I’m happy to have found you here, or did you find me? Ah, life’s big questions… ha!

    I like what I’ve read so far, I look forward to more.

    (I’m reminded of Ginsberg’s awesome quote: “Concentrate on what you want to say to yourself and your friends. Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. You say what you want to say when you don’t care who’s listening.”)

    Respect… RoS

    1. Follow your inner moonlight. God, I love Ginsberg. Thanks, RoS. By the way, great blog name – Running on Sober. I love it. Glad to have linked up with ya.

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