The Poetry Bar


crisp, bold colors
scorched and faded
hanging limply
where before
proudly cocked

without care
the exposure
too much
too harsh
too punishing

and indifference
one final blow
what weathered before
won’t stave off current storms

bent beyond repair
in shambles
it’s time
for new patio furniture

Susi Bocks – writer/author/poet, has self-published two books – Feeling Human and Every Day I Pause. You can find her work at or follow her on Facebook, where she invites you to read her thoughts and get to know her. Bocks’ work has been published in the anthology SMITTEN: This Is What Love Looks Like: Poetry by Women for Women and in Scarlet Leaf Review, VitaBrevis, Spillwords, Literary Yard, as well as other literary magazines.


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