very short poems

minimalist (mediocre)
(6/7/02)

this is all
i could
come up with

nothing more

-Derek del Barrio   <[email protected]>
history is confusing
(9/3/1998)

History is always changing
because the people who write history books
all have different perspectives of the past

-Derek del Barrio   <[email protected]>
thinking too much about love
(4/28/1998)

i try to live my life day by day
but its so hard because I'm so concerned about the future
why worry about what's ahead
when I'm content with things now

-Derek del Barrio   <[email protected]>
Keep Your Mouth Shut
(5/4/1998)

No one can say anything about the man who doesn't talk,
except that he doesn't talk.

-Derek del Barrio   <[email protected]>
broken watch
(10/1995)

The hands are broken, he ticks no more

-Derek del Barrio   <[email protected]>
The Floor Below
(11/1995)

Falling
A spiral staircase
The concrete broke my fall

-Derek del Barrio   <[email protected]>
dust
(11/1995)

how does it form
on my fan
i use a rag
the dust returns

-Derek del Barrio   <[email protected]>
An Ode To My Madness
(3/1996)

Random: Thoughts and expression
Humor with mixed aggression
Depression from oppression
Questioning the question

-Derek del Barrio   <[email protected]>
that chick stumbling into the room
(4/1996)

without haste
thin laced
smooth faced
basket-cased
good taste
i think
i am in love

-Derek del Barrio   <[email protected]>
advice from a man who is a seamstress
(4/1996)

You can't piece back
a broken mirror.
You can't get out all the grime
with Comet alone,
you have to scrub.

-Derek del Barrio   <[email protected]>
(no title)
(2/1997)

silent laughter
heard by a deaf man
the mime was being tortured
the audience applauded

-Derek del Barrio   <[email protected]>
paper cuts
(2/1997)

between my fingers
tragedy
i mourn
but there is no medical attention

-Derek del Barrio   <[email protected]>
no cure
(2/1997)

attacking young
killing old
same strain
always bold
tissue companies prosper
we have to suffer
would nyquil still be sold
if there was a cure
for this aching cold

-Derek del Barrio   <[email protected]>

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