April 25, 2016

Blueberry Picking Jimmy
by Jimmy Pappas (poem, PG)
Cover image.
Image credit: Sand Pilarski. More info.

"...who's the one with the empty bucket?..."


Blueberry Picking Jimmy
likes to talk to the Buddha
while he's picking blueberries,
but he has to admit to
being disappointed about
the Buddha's replies,
which sound suspiciously
like Jimmy talking to himself;
for example, why would such
a great spiritual icon wonder
how the Red Sox are doing,
and why would he talk
about eating blueberries
right off the bush to get
more for his money,
and, most embarrassing of all,
why would he be checking out
that woman's butt over there?
I mean, ya gotta admit,
there's a lot lacking in the
spirituality department
of the so-called enlightened one.
Yeah right,
enlightened my ass.
And when the picking's done,
who's the one with
the empty bucket?
You guessed it:
Mister Nirvana himself.
So he can just kiss
Jimmy's linty navel
if he thinks
he's gonna get
even a single piece
of blueberry pie.

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Happy Poetry Month!

In This Week's Press:

The Blue Sofa -- Terry Petersen
~ "...My words dissolve before they touch my tongue. But our past replays scenes..."

Blueberry Picking Jimmy -- Jimmy Pappas
~ "...who's the one with the empty bucket?..."

Of Policies And Capacities -- Ndaba Sibanda
~ "...termites and maggots of corruption..."

THE ODDS 190 -- Bill Harvey
~ Drinks, schminks -- I want him to do the windows!

The Drifter -- Michael Lee Johnson
~ "...The night is a dark believer in drifters..."

All-Nighter 12 -- Lydia Manx
~ The media has finally come to admit that there's something to this story about zombies...but they're not very forthcoming about what to do about it if you're just a kid...

The Parents We Deserve, Epilogue -- Ron Singer
~ Conclusion. Having made their way back to Earth, the M's and the P's live again. And then what happens?

Going Hungry 50 -- Sand Pilarski
~ Will is gone. Gloria and Ben can take up the slack in the household chores, but are they close enough as siblings to ride out the changes coming?