Wednesday, December 12, 2018

One Of by John Yamrus

one of

his
biggest regrets

was
that he was
too old to die young.

James Dean...
Janis...
Jim Morrison...
Hendrix...

they
all knew

exactly
what it took
to make the legend work.

and him?

what
did he have?

the apartment,
Marsha
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...

everything...

the apartment,
Marsha...

even
that damn old dog.

maybe
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: http://www.johnyamrus.com






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