Monday, August 25, 2014

A Death at 964 Poplar Lane

A Death at 964 Poplar Lane
Kenny A. Chaffin
All Rights Reserved © 2014 Kenny A. Chaffin

It was hard to say how long she’d been in that position. The first responders indicated that rigor mortis was complete and Fox News was blaring from the TV. She had apparently been brain dead for some time.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ferguson (poem)


It’s about authority without accountability.
It’s about the unacknowledged class structure of America.
It’s about battle lines being drawn between rich and poor haves and have-nots.
It’s about taking cigars from a convenience store by brute force because you can.
It’s about the loss of morals and ethics by all classes.
It’s about entitlement and about everyone being a winner.
Well everyone isn’t a winner, everyone doesn’t have a point, in fact
most of the population is clueless unless you happen to ask about Survivor or
The Voice or those implanted beliefs provided by the endless thirty second spots
because that’s what it’s about.

Kenny A. Chaffin – 8/19/2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Apple (poem)


January brings a
solitary apple
that clings in iridescence
to a lonely upper branch.

A desiccated beauty
And why only one?
Squirrels have not touched it
birds have left it be

Poison, profound or pious
I may never know
I’m reconciled to beauty alone
for only crows know truth

Kenny A. Chaffin – 1/8/2013

Monday, August 4, 2014

Seeking Solitude

Seeking Solitude
Kenny A. Chaffin
All Rights Reserved © 2014 Kenny A. Chaffin

I ask the city to be quiet, but it does not listen.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Out of Touch (poem)

Out of Touch

Can’t afford the price of bread
and coffee is beyond my reach
I like to think of myself as frugal
others might call it miserly.

The Clintons were ‘Flat Broke’
when they left the Oval Office.
If only I were so broke,
I’d celebrate with danish and tea.

Kenny A. Chaffin – 6/27/2014