Solstice by James Babbs

the days are growing shorter again
and I’m still sitting here
thinking about love
still thinking about her
whom she could be thinking of
living her own life
miles from here
in a different kind of town
I’m still sitting here
trying to get drunk again
drinking cold bottles of beer
and watching the sunlight
falling across the yard
thinking about lost dreams
and how they got that way
and what it means to keep living
after everything’s been broken
how to gather up the pieces
and figure out where they belong
before trying to put them back together


James Babbs is a writer, a dreamer, a three-time loser and an all-around nice guy who just wants to be left alone. James is the author of Disturbing The Light(2013) & The Weight of Invisible Things(2013) and has hundreds of poems and a few short stories scattered all over the internet.

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