April 19, 2011

Jim Daniels: “Night with Drive-By Shooting Stars”

Posted in Poetry at 9:26 pm by The Lizard Queen

Night with Drive-By Shooting Stars

Broken beer bottle, fresh with the smell.
A corny joke among hip teenagers.

A loud laugh smacks cement. Muffled
bass from sky radio.

A screen door rattles, moans. A bus moans,
rattles. Litter of light from tall buildings

far away. A sandwich in its wrapper
spoiled by the day’s heat.

The arcing pain of a trigger. A car
idles, the engine tapping, eternal.

—Jim Daniels, 2002



    • fabulous..

      Invite you to join poets rally week 42, awards are given to first time participants.

      You will love the encouragements you get once you are in and make commitment.

      Love your blog and writing style.

      You Rock!

      • Hi there,

        I appreciate the kind words, but I want to make sure it’s clear that I didn’t write this poem. If you poke around on my blog, you’ll see that I’m posting a poem a day, poems by a wide variety of poets, for the month of April to celebrate National Poetry Month.

        Jim Daniels is fabulous, though, isn’t he? This poem is from the collection of the same name, Night with Drive-By Shooting Stars.”

  1. Kay Salady said,

    Very good writing. Thank you!

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