Reading Fiction

Eireann Mairead O'Deaghaidh

Eireann Mairead O’Deaghaidh

The character
in my current novel
has lost his fictional way
spiraling sadly down
the vortex drain
in gray`water

The tired author
of my previous novel
got lost in his story`line
flew off his centrifuge
into inner`space
an embolism

The books
all half`finished
stack up on the floor
receipts marking
of white`outs


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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7 Responses to Reading Fiction

  1. Why is it that you get older, books require more skills to hold your attention…

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  2. that’s why I have a “dud” category on my kindle


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