A Stitch In Time by Bruce Michael Foley

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A STITCH IN TIME

Some people think I just live for the day.

But what they really don’t know is, I’m harmless and
only half crazy, living here alone with all these cats
checking the freezer again, to see if there’s anymore
ice cream left, oh yes, you would ask that;
I’d go to church on Sunday, but I already know
what the priest will say, and if you look around long enough
you’ll notice there’s not much of a change.

I once knew a man who saved all his pennies
for a rainy day that never came, when the sun
burst through his window at dawn, he was already dead.

indexBruce Michael Foley about Bruce Michael Foley. I was born across the bridge from Boston, Massachusetts, in Cambridge, as July 4th fireworks exploded over the Charles River, just a stone’s throw from Harvard University. At age two, my family moved to Somerville, Ma.,where I was raised in a rough blue-collar environment, playing many sports. In 1998 I relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada. Here, I work among special needs children and teach martial arts. Poetry began in high school, but took off in a more dedicated way in later years, along with resuming music studies, guitar. My poems are published in various anthologies; including Impressions, Prism, and the Mighty Voices Of Thunder Series, sponsored by the international poetry website, “Allpoetry.” I was a featured poet in Lyrical Somerville February 2015, a Boston based publication, as well as being an “Editor’s Front Page Pick,” for the month of March 2016 on Allpoetry. A defining moment that contributed significantly to further interest in writing was a First Place Award from the International Poetry Fellowship, for my poem, “Among Fields of Cotton.” Presently, I am happy to have the opportunity to explore various forms of poetry with Mr. Bruce Isaacson, Poet Laureate of Clark County Nevada.

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