Four Images

Four Images

Waking up seasick
in my land-locked bed

I can still smell my wine
yet it lacks flavor

Sitting still feels
like giving up

The vaccine comes too late
for far too many

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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12 Responses to Four Images

  1. Susi Bocks says:

    “Sitting still feels like giving up.” Oh, I remember that from my first cruise!

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  2. JeanMarie says:

    I like this. It’s a little trippy and surreal. The picture sets that up too. But it all works. And now I’m sad. Thank you. :(


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  3. Lisa Tomey says:

    On point and sadly true.

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  4. Lisa Baron says:

    This is a powerful and excellent poem. It definitely touched me. Fine work.

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  5. I had an idea for a revision to the first image came to me very early this morning. I also modified the second image so all four are now couplets.


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