AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Tobias Roote, iPeter Ralph, iCatriona King, iBlue Sleighty, iAlbert Megraw, iGary Caplan, iJansen Estrup, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Doug Holder

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 346 Titles
· 446 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Before 2003

   newsletter

Subscribe to the Doug Holder Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Name:
Email:
Doug Holder, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  I Wish I Could Tell You...
  2.  Misnomers of Fame
  3.  My Poems
  4.  unraveling
  5.  I Wish I Knew
  6.  Sentimental Pond
  7.  Everything Flutters
  8.  Morning Walk
  9.  Time Started
  10.  I'm Thankful For
  11.  In Loving Memory
  12.  Fading into the unknown
  13.  Lights Go On, Lights Go Out
  14.  You're Not Alone
  15.  So, What?
  16.  Your Essence
  17.  Shadows Of Thought
  18.  The Fate Peddler
  19.  Again I Ask For More...
  20.  Trees Aflame



How Did I Know, Joe?
by Doug Holder

Sunday, October 26, 2003

Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Doug Holder
•  Interview with Lois Ames: Confidante to Anne Sexton and Slyvia Plath
•  JACOB WIRTH (Boston, Mass.)
•  Spring: This Ain't A Love Poem
•  The Woman Who Sat on the Toilet For Two Years
•  Halloween Night
           >> View all 167

A character I knew, who hung out in a sprawling cafe in Harvard Square.

How did I know, Joe?


with your wounds highlighted


stains on your crumpled


summer seersucker--


 


How did I know, Joe?


hurling your angry invective


at the Spanish busboy


who prematurely cleared your table


crying


mourning the loss


of your cheap tabloid.


 


How did I know, Joe?


when you threatened to kill your elderly mother


who crully let you live rent free


at 53?


 


How didI know, Joe?


That you would be back on the locked ward


reciting your long resume


smiling at me pompously


then lowering your eyes


in childish shame.

Ibbetson Street Press
Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.