Wednesday, December 12, 2018

One Of by John Yamrus

one of

biggest regrets

that he was
too old to die young.

James Dean...
Jim Morrison...

all knew

what it took
to make the legend work.

and him?

did he have?

the apartment,
and that damn old dog
with those three good legs.

if he
could just
figure out a way,
he’d give it all up...

in a heartbeat...


the apartment,

that damn old dog.

then, if he did it right,

dying young
would really be
all the immortality

he would ever need.

About John Yamrus: 

Since 1970 John Yamrus has published 25 volumes of poetry, 2 novels and one volume of non-fiction. He has also had nearly 2,000 poems published in print magazines around the world. Selections of his poetry have been translated into several languages, including Spanish, Swedish, French, Japanese, Italian, Romanian, Albanian, Estonian and Bengali. His poetry is taught in numerous colleges and universities. His latest book, MEMORY LANE, a look back at his childhood growing up in a Pennsylvania coal mining community in the 1950s, is a highly anticipated addition to his published work.

His website is:

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