COLIN JAMES

STOOD UP TOO QUICKLY AND OTHER BUCOLIC OBITS

I usually don’t enjoy a meal
so soon after vomiting,
but my dog had been encouraging me
to experiment for years.
Acid reflux for the uninhibited
was actually his phrase not mine.
That and his travel bug,
see Rome before it’s too latticed.
He gives the impression
he is wearing thick glasses,
brown around and above his eyes.
Turns out the vomit is good
for days if not weeks.
Brought back to life even
as if it never died.

© Colin James 2020

Colin James has a couple of chapbooks of poetry published. Dreams of the Really Annoying from Writing Knights Press and A Thoroughness Not Deprived of Absurdity from Piski’s Porch Press and a book of poems, Resisting Probability, from Sagging Meniscus Press.