"Poems" by Keith Landrum

every time I write

a good one

I don't think

I'll ever write

one

again

 

the good ones

don't kill

me

like they used to

 

but they are 

nice

 

and the bad ones 

kill me

forever 

 

because

they are

not

"I Asked Nicely" by Keith Landrum

 

Can you come 

get me

 

I'm at the place

at the station

at the law office 

downtown

it's next to the...

 

I'm in jail

 

I am in trouble

I am trouble

I am drunk

I know

I know

I need help

I need to work

on all my

shit

 

I know

 

come get me...

...

...

 

again

 

please.