Tag Archives: short verse

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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Thanks to Dave Davies

I’m not like everybody else I cannot swim in seas of happiness drown in warm sunshine and float in pools of endless positive thinking. I guess I’m just not built that way that I’m missing that critical piece that allows … Continue reading

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The Worst Cigarette of All Time

Northern Alberta a wind howls through everything and in the corner of a smoke pit I lean against a chain link fence in the middle of a thunderstorm hearing the rain smack the pavement with zeal as it knocks the … Continue reading

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