Absolutely Nothing

This isn't mine, but it's my favorite poem.

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1. Absolutely Nothing

Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines

he wrote a poem

And he called it "Chops" 

because that was the name of his dog 

And that's what it was all about

And his teacher gave him an A

and a gold star

And his mother hung it on the kitchen door

and read it to all of his aunts

 

That was the year that 

Father Tracy took all the kids to the zoo

And he let them sung in the bus

And his little sister was born 

with tiny toes and no hair

And his Mother and Father kissed a lot

And the girl around the corner sent him a 

Valentine signed with a row of X's

And be had to ask his Father what the X's meant

And his Father always tucked him into bed

And was always there to do it

 

Once in a white piece of paper with blue lines

he wrote a poem

And he called it "Autum"

because that was the name of the season

And that's what it was all about

And his teacher gave him an A

and asked him to write more clearly

And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door

because of it's new paint

And the kids told him Father Tracy smoked cigars

and left the butts on the pews 

And they would sometimes burn holes

And that was the year his sister got glasses 

with thick lenses and black frames

When theirs around the corner 

laughed when he told her to go see Santa Claus

And the kids told him why

his Mother and Father kissed a lot

And his Father never tucked him into bed

And his Father got mad when he cried for him to do it

 

Once of a piece of paper torn from his notebook

he wrote a poem

And he called it "Innocence: A Question"

because that was the question about his girl

And that's what it was all about

And his professor gave him an A

and a strange steady look 

And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door

Because he never showed her

That was the year that Father Tracy died

And he forgot how the end of the Apostles Creed went

 And he caught his sister making out on the back porch

And his Mother and Father never kissed or even talked

And the girl around the corner wore too much make up

which made him cough when he kissed her

But he kissed her anyway 

because it was the thing to do

And at three A. M. He tucked himself into bed,

his father snoring loudly 

 

That's why on the back of a brown paper bag

he tried another poem

And he called it "Absolutely Nothing"

Because that's what it was all about

And he gave himself an A

 and a slash on each dammed wrist

And he hung it on the bathroom door

because this time he didn't think he could make it to the kitchen.

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