Half Drunk Muse Poetry


You Decide by Maurice Oliver

Five rows of green
tomatoes. Crayons spread
across a table. Page after
page of shorthand. Two
meadowlark in plain view.
A vending machine
of peanuts for pennies.
Ripe strawberries in a
yellow dish. Headlights
beyond the driveway.
Fresh sheets on a
mattress. An ice cream
truck melting through
summer. Life that grabs
us already screaming.

View bio for Maurice Oliver Published in Summer 2004

About HDM

Half Drunk Muse was one of the first poetry ezines. It was founded in 1999 and ceased publication in 2006.

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