Alright! We’re halfway there! I’m a few poems behind pace but steadily keeping up in this race. I can sense the homestretch coming on strong and am confident I can write 100 poems in 30 days for NaPoWriMo. Stay tuned and follow my progress here at www.jasonbrain360.com/napowrimo! As for now, enjoy the new stuff.


41/100

Boxers? Briefs? Me? Both.
Bitches wear boxer briefs. Would
Know. Wore them. Was one.


42/100

I need a dog

I’ve now lived too long
Without one

Can’t think of a childhood moment
That doesn’t include a few dogs always back home

I think I need a home

Since college, it’s been one place after another
And now that I’ve lived in the same place for four-whole years
I couldn’t help but get comfortable

Three cats are cool, yeah
But a feline will never be a canine

I need a dog
A companion
Someone who takes the good with the bad
A friend

Can’t get that from a cat
No matter how cool you act
They’re always going to judge you
And that’s just not what I’m looking for in a pet

Just love
That’s all I want

Maybe a shepherd, or a lab
I’ll even take a pug

It’s gotten that bad

I need a dog


43/100

Don’t let the smile fool you
I’ve got no reason to stay up waiting
Been busy keeping it together the last 14 hours
I don’t have 10 more to spare
But, I used to
Not too long ago, either
Not too long ago, my fire died
Only a smoldering wick stays alight
Smoke still dances above my extinguished hopes
I know I am not getting lucky any time soon
What else do I have to live for?
A good night’s sleep? Hah!
Ain’t no matter to me
Not without passion
What’s the value of a smile to you?
Lest it be true
I’ve got no reason to stay up waiting for you
Knowing you only bring CO2
And I need oxygen
To burn
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