3300 Club – 100 Thousand Poets for Change: Poetry Contest



I can no longer wake up and drink beer

And sleep thru the afternoon

Yoga = yes

Then jogging around Nob Hill

While the Railroad Kings laugh

Ha, ha


Poem on Broadway’s Sidewalk


Are not

To be


Up to




They are

To be

Harmonized with”

*A found poem written with colored magic markers on masking tape;
each line was on a different strip of tape, placed on the sidewalk.


Buying Bamboo on Jackson Street


Time for some good luck with summer ending and autumn approaching


So I go to the mom and pop bamboo shop on Jackson Street,

And ask the mom for a piece of “Beautiful” bamboo, around five bucks worth


With her back to me while caring for her plants in vases by the wall,

“They are not beautiful or ugly; they are all the same”


Then turning around she appears with a nice piece of bamboo, around three feet, and

Hands it over to me, as I give her a fiver, which she takes and waves in front of my face,


Smiling, showing her teeth, eyes lit up, she waves the fiver, “This is beautiful”


all three by Jonathan Hayes

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