Cam McHarg
Cam McHarg
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Cam McHarg's random musings

Some McPoetry

So, I used to write a lot of this stuff… everyday, actually. For some reason, I stopped years ago.
Even when my stuff sucks, it really frees me up helps me out to crank this stuff out in a lot of ways.
Maybe I’ll start doing at least one a day again. We’ll see.

Anyway, I found an old notebook with my stuff in there, and I figured I’d put it out there to see if it might do anything for anybody.

Enjoy.

1976

I remember
rusty drawbridges
and
windshield rain
in old ashtray trucks
john wayne uncle liking me
and talking of the army days
we motored loudly
over flooded farm tressels
and green rivers
ghost shacks on the shore
held dogs that slept
on splintered wood
porches
dry and cold
and people
inside
not knowing of me
ancient and dying
tugboats burdened
with a thousand stories
were finished and still
always there
tired
as they witnessed my
five year-old eyes
and soul
passing over
and growing
older
until it
was
all
gone

The Source

A single cloud
shares itself
and gives
it’s showers
drops
scattered and
separate
falling quickly
their lives short
and alone
futile it seems
but the light again shines
transformed
they ascend
and are free
again
returning
to the single
cloud

Mortal

The stars float
in circles
across the cold sky
blue
as they have longer than we’ve known them
floating
like smoke
and our lives
disapating
into the air
for no reason

Beth’s Cafe

artists
creative types
with their
funky hair and goatees
pierced flesh
and black t-shirts
they can’t help
but be cool
in this
greasy spoon
cracklin’ bacon merges
with Jim Morrison’s voice
and thick cigarette smoke
muddy black coffee
a Bukowski book
a dyke
and a dirty floor
shit…
i just came for breakfast!

Full Throttle

my heart burns
sick
like wet ashes
as i drive
alone
on shiny slick
streets
thinking of
you
at 2am
yearning
as stop lights
reflect themselves
like blurry lasers
on the pavement
i can’t drive
away from
what’s missing
from my
empty
soul
without
you
i hit the throttle
and go on..

Cameron McHarg