From Rags to Rags

Standing at the bottom the climb begins

To go from base to summit

Rung by rung up the rickety ladder

Until one snaps and starts the downward plummet

Broke, but unbent once again attempt the ascent

Chasing some elusive fable

After each fall getting back up

Until one is no longer able


T J Therien


A Devious Mind

Look hard enough and you will find

The Poet has a devious mind

Always scheming, rhyming, dreaming

Tempting, titillating, passions teaming

Solace in sadness while tears are streaming

Driven to madness, tortured rantings screaming

Producing a tightly wound coil, or pile steaming