Tag Archives: short verse

Staring Contest

I’ve been having a staring contest with an empty pack of Pall Mall Reds for months now. It’s been bounced around in the wind from the gutter to the grass. It greets me in the morning and I say good … Continue reading

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You’re never too old to rescue an animal in need At a dog café Dockside at the lake wet paw-prints footprints looking like dance steps The golden rule made into advertisement A slow moving turtle on a log A lake … Continue reading

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Side 1/Side 2

A new collection of poetry. 38 new poems. Side 1 and Side 2. Flip it like a record, and read your preference of the poetry. Shoot me an email at bradytighe@gmail.com and I’ll send you one. $15. Side 1 Poems … Continue reading

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Adolescent/Middle School Sports Failures

When the only word you’ve written is “fuck”/16 times in a row/then you know you’re in it/a mental dead zone/not writer’s block/but all of your thoughts bottlenecked/fighting to get through/gouging eyes/clawing limbs/a deafening cacophony of thoughts/misery biting the ankles of … Continue reading

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Nice Couches, To Be Fair

This poem is from my upcoming book, Side 1/Side 2. The book comes out tomorrow! I bound down the stairs just in time to see a past version of myself head out the basement door. I follow and come outside … Continue reading

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Too Smart

People like to say to me, “You’re too smart for this.” I had these thoughts while I was standing outside smoking a cigarette (ashes dancing in the wind like those little black flies) and watching the construction site across from … Continue reading

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Don’t Lend Me Dishes

Don’t lend me dishes or travel mugs or Tupperware containers filled with delicious food that you probably cooked for me after you found out my diet is 90% cereal. You’re not going to get them back because I’ll forget because … Continue reading

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