Guest Barista John W. Leys-Laying Awake in the Darkness

Come and read about “the spread thin like butter feeling”!

Go Dog Go Café

I’ve felt old and ancient
Since I was 12 years old,
Worn out, road weary,
For reasons unexplained
Living in the Cleaver household
In an idyllic isolated Oregon valley.

It made me want to believe in reincarnation,
The only explanation for the
Spread thin butter feeling
That started in the 3rd grade
When I reasoned out
That death meant oblivion
Not fluffy clouds and angels,
Training myself not to think of it,
To fend off the icy black hole
Opening under my sternum,
Crushing everything within its event horizon.

I lay in bed, tears streaming cheeks,
meaninglesness pressing down; suffocating
I start to scream,
Pretending to have had a nightmare,
So my mother will come, hold, and console.
Unable to articulate the existential crisis
Of an 8 year old boy.


John W. Leys is a 44 year old disabled US Army veteran, husband and father. He’s been making up stories…

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MY CHRISTMAS WISH

By Charles Robert Lindholm

As I make my wishes for Christmas 2017 – the best gift after a wish for world peace and the love of my soulmate and family is for a lifetime of friendship with you!!!

CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

WISHING YOU THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL  –  SPENDING CHRISTMAS WITH THE ONES YOU LOVE
CHRISTMAS WITH THOSE YOU LOVE

I WISHED FOR A LIFETIME FRIENDSHIP
I WISHED FOR OUR FRIENDSHIP

THE BEST GIFT IS YOUR FRIENDSHIP!
YOUR FRIENDSHIP IS THE BEST GIFT

THANKS FOR BEING SUCH A GREAT FRIEND!
THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS BEING SUCH A GOOD FRIEND

A LOVELY FRIEND LIKE YOU

Thanks for the gift of your friendship and your time with views/likes and comments through out the year.  They have been precious gifts to me!  Thank you so very much!!!  I hope that my words have been worthy of your time and have reached out to your heart wherever you are!!!

Happy Holidays and Blessings to You and Your Family!
Chuck Lindholm

The Reluctant Poet

Please come and read my poem – I DROPPED A PEBBLE IN A POND

https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/i-dropped-a-pebble-in-a-pond/