Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 04/30/21

Is This a Poem?

Is this a poem?
You tell me
It’s a series of
Random words
That I
Put on different lines
Because
I’ve been drinking
Vodka
Russian Vodka
Stolichnaya to be exact
It’s good vodka
It brings out the poetry in a man
It taps into
My inner Pushkin and Pasternak
And riles my ra ra Rasputin
я люблю тебя
Da ya lyublyu tebya
Дорогая
Dorogaya – Darling ya lyublyu
I love you
As you lay next to me.
I want to lie in your arms
Forever.
But like the USSR
We are doomed
I, like Laika
Orbit around you
Your faithful companion
But like that trusting canine
I will burn up
In your atmosphere
And my dust will irritate you
Like the pollen from the cherry trees
In the park
Like the blossom
Our love is
Transitory
I inhale the scent
And am intoxicated
But we will sneeze
And with a
Bless you
Our moment will
Have
Passed.

©2021 Rob Burton All rights reserved.

Rob Burton

Rob is currently living and working in China, 8 years so far and no time off for good behaviour this 2021 spring festival when he should be sunning himself on the beaches of Thailand. He is the author of a couple of Urban Fantasy novels and a couple of non-fiction books. Poetry is a thing he does when the other words don’t come.