253rd Virtual Poetry Circle

Welcome to the 253rd Virtual Poetry Circle!

Remember, this is just for fun and is not meant to be stressful.

Keep in mind what Molly Peacock’s book suggested.

Look at a line, a stanza, sentences, and images; describe what you like or don’t like; and offer an opinion. If you missed my review of her book, check it out here.

Today’s poem is from Jim Morrison’s Wilderness: Volume 1 from page 57:

I dropped by to see you
               late last night
But you were out
         like a light
Your head was on the floor
& rats played pool w/ your eyes

Death is a good disguise
for late at night

Wrapping all games in its calm garden

But what happens
when the guests return
& all unmask
& you are asked
to leave
for want of a smile

I'll still take you then
But I'm your friend

What do you think?


  1. It definitely has some raw images. You’ve made me curious about his other poems.
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  2. Beth Hoffman says

    It’s haunting and raw and sad. I loved it!