Bought Cheap

“I deserve hell”
I exclaimed into the bathroom mirror
Realizing my jeans were sewn
In hell and I had bought them cheap,
There are more quotes on the internet
About food than poverty, but that can’t
Change reality or books on making money
There are songs about life
But fewer about death and
That is some small consolation
As there are many more
On love than there are hate.

© Ben Ditmars 2015

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The Lake House

burnt-out finger tips
still warm and searching
for tomorrow’s answer and
a love affair – like that film,
The Lake House – without letters
and a trash can for romantic
epitaphs written on bad checks,
endorsed, with love.

© Ben Ditmars 2015

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Final Notice

born faint-hearted and
a realist under

seized beneath the
reckoning of itemized
accounts but not defeated
by your touch

nonconcrete and
transcendental thoughts
pour over me like waves
of sleep induced delirium

because electric and the lights
are off and we pay bills
in shallow breaths.

© Ben Ditmars 2014

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