Morning Readings, Other Media, Poetry

Morning Reading # 1 – Poem in Thanks by Thomas Lux

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I’m trying something new today for all my Patreon supporters—Morning Readings (a.k.a. Pre-coffee Rambling). I got up, limped over to my balcony, opened the window to hear the birds, and set to putting together a little semi-improvised poetry reading of one of my favorite poems, just for all of you! Here it is, unvarnished, unedited, unlit, and unkempt:

Morning Reading 1 T Lux Poem in Thanks

Friday, April 27th – reading “Poem in Thanks” (Thomas Lux) at 6:20 AM in Toulouse.

Songs for the Easily Amused

Leprosy

Leprosy—
body parts are falling off of me;
There are vultures circling over me.
Oh why did I get leprosy?

Literally,
I’m not half the man I used to be.
I have but one remaining knee.
Oh, leprosy came suddenly…

How I lost my toes,
I don’t know, I couldn’t say.
They got gangrene rot, now they’re gone—
that’s leprosy.

Oh, yesterday
Life was such an easy game to play.
Now I need some major surgery.
Oh I despise my leprosy.