23 One-Liners

Sex Thoughts

Season the entire day 



Tells you what you’d done


Brick Layers

Not working on a glass house



I like to follow the cold


The Dove

All summer I thought her call an owl with insomnia


Distant Thunder

Wonder what’s next


Florida Winter

Snow in movies, storefronts, weather jokes, retiree arthritis



Like driving, mainly for the thoughts I have



Aggressively unlike childhood cartoon memories



More than relaxing, I think of drowning


Broken Heart

Like being run over by a motorcycle in the desert, you think you are the only one


Recipe Book

Minimal refrigerator groceries, hate instructions


Sad Story

The last piece of toilet paper in the world



As much about travel as anything 



As of us, at some point, dead longer than alive


Summer Bed

The sheets can stay cool on a summer bed


Dog on a Leash

The leash is visible


The River

The river is always on top of itself 


Road Signs

Nothing to do with the travel


Sleeping Beauty

Maybe she prefers her dream world best


Waking Up

Lasts until bedtime, sometimes an entire life


Bathroom Action Poem

Fill in blank


Strange Bedfellows

Never quote limericks during prayer

Mike James makes his home outside Nashville, Tennessee and has published widely. His many poetry collections include: Journeyman’s Suitcase (Luchador), Jumping Drawbridges in Technicolor (Blue Horse), and Crows in the Jukebox (Bottom Dog.) He currently serves as an associate editor of Unbroken.

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