Poems don’t need to rhyme, but write about what you know.

April 2, 2020 10:17 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Before the Addendum

Before the Addendum

Dear Readers,

I hope you're well. Yesterday I published my 21st book of poetry called Before the Addendum in paperback and Kindle formats. The tentative name was Preparing For the Addendum, but I changed it at the last minute. The book contains 73 poems and 13 of them have never been seen before. It is available on Amazon.com.

This month I am beginning to write two books of poetry. One will be a book of general poems and I will post most of them here. The other one will be called 109 Haikus in Kauai and those poems will not be published online. In about three months I intend on publishing both of them on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats.

Thanks for your interest in my poetry.


April 2, 2020 9:41 PM HST - Posted by Jason

The Heat is On

Why don’t I build something,
so they can burn it to the ground again?

I don’t need seed money,
I don’t want help from anybody,
I will create everything from scratch!

I ask for nothing,
I still get everything
and I’ve built kingdoms
like nobody has ever seen

I know who I am
and I know what I’m not,
my aim keeps improving,
my swing is grooving,
can’t stop moving,
gotta press on
right now

it feels like
I am scorching every heater,
ready to do it in a tight little beater
and I’m not even close to being finished