Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature. Over 400,000 monthly users. Over 6,000 archived posts.

Doug Anderson: One More Morning

One more morning I get out of bed. Yes, alive
and I probably shouldn’t be. My heart

has taken a beating. My real heart. No one
can feel these things and live long. And yet

I seem to have. Five years past my allotted
threescore and ten and will probably make it

a while longer. Let me say that love will not
let me alone. If it has let you alone, go back

and find it where you hid it under a scrim
of scar-tissue. It’s what makes it all worth it

even if we fuck it up, and fuck it up again.
Practicing as if to become the best possible

compost for another life, somewhere.
Leaving traces of myself by the road like

bread crumbs and may you find your way
back. Some bread the birds will not touch.

Copyright 2020 Doug Anderson

3 comments on “Doug Anderson: One More Morning

  1. elcortes01
    January 30, 2020


    Liked by 1 person

  2. David Ades
    January 25, 2020

    One more morning I get out of bed just to read a poem like this! It’s what makes it all worth it (with love, of course). Just wonderful.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


This entry was posted on January 25, 2020 by in Health and Nutrition, Poetry and tagged , , , .

Enter your email address to follow Vox Populi and receive new posts by email.

Join 12,348 other followers

Blog Stats

  • 4,585,060 hits


%d bloggers like this: