Poem of the Day

Strumming an Invisible Guitar

The final songs on Jagger’s greatest hits

blares though your parents’ split-level in Queens.

The base is off but your motions vibrate the

hardwood floors beneath our feet.

Strumming an invisible guitar that

no one hears, not even you, while you sit

beneath your favorite shelf hung next to

a “Go Mets!” banner and the street sign

You stole one New Year’s eve.

Mick Jagger’s lyrics filter though the tiny

room, a low gasp escapes from your stubbled

face, tells me that you long for a second chance–

to be the boy dressed in his Sunday’s best

On his way to Communion.

It’s cloudy now in your neighborhood—

It’s cloudy for you too, not yet sure where that boy went.

The song ends and the invisible guitar is left with your

past, clinging to the paneled walls you covered long ago

with paper airplanes and Budweiser girls.

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About jthunt

After accepted into a prestigious creative writing program at the University of Delaware, Julie studied under the very talented poet and screenplay writer, Dr. Jeanne Walker. Walker, along with other UD professors, recognized Julie's raw talent and helped her learn the important elements of poetry writing. In 2001, upon graduation, Julie focused on expanding her talent in the technical writing field. She pursued positions in Pharma, Medical and Ad/Marketing fields thus furthering her experience in editing, proofreading and technical writing. Later, Julie chose to pursue freelance positions in the medical field, writing journal articles, pieces for pharma mags, and composing CME material. Alongside her freelance career, Julie makes her poetry writing a top priority. She has been featured in publications such as Poetry Speaks, Ascent Aspirations, Poetry Repairs, Caesura, New York Quarterly, and the Instigatorzine. Her newest venture, a full collection of her original work, called "Ever Changing" is due out by Winter 2011.

One thought on “Poem of the Day

  1. Loving the book Jules;
    waiting for all the copies I bought
    thanks,you make us both very proud
    love you T.V.

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