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Six months in … by D. A. Pratt

Posted in D. A. Pratt with tags on August 1, 2017 by Scot

 

 

I know something
about government in general
so I’m assuming a lot of damage
is taking place behind the scenes:
the sad consequence of the “amateur hour”
that effectively began on January 20, 2017 —
otherwise what a complete waste of time
the forty-fifth presidency has been …

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Sometimes by D. A. Pratt

Posted in D. A. Pratt with tags on June 20, 2017 by Scot

she wanders
through my mind
wearing just jeans …
I like her dressed in denim
and she seems to know this …
Sometimes
she whimsically wanders
through my thoughts
wearing just a jean jacket …
I like her dressed in denim
and she seems to know this …
Sometimes
she playfully performs
wearing one black bra
after another:
both with and without
the caress of denim …
I like her wearing black
especially with denim blue
and she seems to know this …
Repeatedly she wanders
through my mind
in sultry scene
after sultry scene
being more
than just a muse
and she seems to know this …

It was coming by D. A. Pratt

Posted in D. A. Pratt with tags on March 8, 2017 by Scot

It was coming …

straight down
which is rare
since there is
usually a bit of wind …

She was quickly
at the window
watching the snow
descend delightfully …

Just as quickly I was
watching the way her hair
flowed flirtatiously straight down
to a daringly delightful derrière …

“It’s pretty,” she says …
“Yes, it is,” I respond …
“I mean the snow!”
“Yes … I know.”

An odd feeling by D. A. Pratt

Posted in D. A. Pratt with tags on January 19, 2017 by Scot

For the first time in my life
as his inauguration approaches
I feel the president-elect
will not complete
his first term in office …
I recall many wondering
if Ronald Reagan would
but that had something
to do with zeros … this time
I find myself having doubts
that the United States of America
will remain united in tolerating
the man’s demeanour
as a head-of-state
for four very long years …
a major Canadian newspaper
began a recent editorial
with the following words:
“In just over a week,
down the rabbit hole we go.”
Wonderland in this case
will be sensationally surreal …
over and over again …
until it ends … if
it ever ends …

D.A. Pratt
January 15, 2017

 

 

On Eleventh Avenue by D. A. Pratt

Posted in D. A. Pratt with tags on December 25, 2016 by Scot

On Eleventh Avenue …

between Rose Street
and Broad Street
not far from the old
Army and Navy Store
there was a place
where I finally found
a copy of Fanny Hill …
where I bought
my first copy
of Lady Chatterley’s Lover
(the edition that matched
the book by John Cleland) …
where I bought
my first copy
of Tropic of Cancer
(the Grove Press paperback
with the blue cover) …
where I also bought
my first issue
of a monthly magazine
called Playboy
(when it mattered – I’m not kidding!)
where I bought
my first issue
of Evergreen Review …
I bought
a lot of other stuff
there too … everything
contributed to what I
am today … it was
a small store
that sold magazines
and pocketbook paperbacks
and probably tobacco …

The place is gone now
and so is the old
Army and Navy Store …
nothing much has replaced
either of them … but
I think of the place every time
I drive along Eleventh Avenue …
in either direction
since it’s no longer a one-way street
in downtown Regina …

When … by D. A. Pratt

Posted in D. A. Pratt with tags , on November 28, 2016 by Scot

When …
was America ever great?
The slogan on the hat
has me wondering …
the hats with the slogan
will soon be buried
in the sands of time –
Shelley’s Ozymandias
comes to mind …

Powerful … yes … but
when was the United States
of America ever great?
What qualifies as greatness?
I guess it’s in the eyes
of the beholders – as usual …

I want to say that Americans
have been “at their best”
from time to time …
definitely … many times …
but not as often as some
would want everyone to believe –
this too is all about perspective …

And Shelley’s Ozymandias
keeps coming to mind …

Thoughts from far far away by D.A. Pratt

Posted in D. A. Pratt with tags , on November 19, 2016 by Scot

What’s to be written?
What’s to be written?
What’s to be written?
What’s to be written?
While I feel spiritually dead
about the overall results
of the 2016 American election
what I really want to say
about the whole damn thing
is that I am so damn angry
about the whole damn thing –
angry about every damn aspect
of the American political process
that has led to what is to come …
what is to be written?

Regina Saskatchewan Canada