One More Day (+1)

Kurt Philip Behm

One More Day


Always amazing

how well this life

goes right on without us

New images tread

where shadows have fled

old memories in the dust

Nothing left behind

but words to remind

we chased the Tiger sure

Out of the jungle

into the light

—hoping for one day more


(The New Room: February, 2024)



A Finer Point



and clear



and clear


Not many

years left


— simplify and clear


(The County Line: February, 2024)





Could — Would — Should

poetry’s triumvirate oxymoron


(The New Room: February, 2024)




Walking the wasteland

tracking the miles

rumpled old notebook

pain has compiled


Closer to yesterday

lost to today

Voices of promises

I shouldn’t have made


Trouble ahead

troubles behind

Providence follows

in only my mind


My pen almost empty

eyes nearly shut

One word to write only

— midnight has struck


(Villanova University: February, 2024)



Free Given


It matters least

that when I die

What strangers say

what ladies cry


It matters more

the ink run out

My words free given

— whose passion shouts


(Villanova University: February, 2024)



Tomorrow's Spark


No matter how many times

you set the world on fire

Never forget

— where you store the matches


(Dreamsleep: February, 2024)




  • Author: Kurt Philip Behm (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 11th, 2024 11:19
  • Category: Unclassified
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