Poetry by Colin James inspired by Tom Waits

Fevers of the Mind

Irony’s Fall From Grace

The singer's orgiastic phlegm hung in the air
long enough for most to see it coming
heads down, esoterically complaint.
Except for our spiritual leader, Smegma
who agreed to wear it as a badge of honor.

Bio: Colin James was born in England but lives in Massachusetts. He works in Energy Conservation. Some of his poems have appeared Waterlogged August, The, Sage Trail, 88, The Ottawa Review and others. He is a member of The Brothers Of The Endemic.

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