June 10, 2008

angry afternoon







thirty years old
pennyless
unpublished
straight

what's a man to do?

yes, there are friends
long distance relatives
extended family
broadband internet connection
low fare airlines
blackberries
and myspace

yes, there is belgian beer
thai food
taiwanese movies
discount coupons
advil and klonopin

but sometimes none of the above
makes the cut
more often than not
i feel angry
enraged
rotten
tired
and alone


howard b. eisenberg (Providence, RI, 1977)

2 comments:

sí quiero said...

hits close, this one...

Matthew Harrison said...

This reminds me of Frank O'Hara's writing, brilliant work!