Local Poet Published on Dutch Web Site

Local Poet Published on Dutch Web Site

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#1 Feb 13, 2008
Harpursville resident and touring BikerPoet, J. Barrett Wolf, a member of the Highway Poets Motor Cycle Club and the editor of the online biker poetry web site RoadPoet-NY.com , has had his original work published in Holland.
Wolf, who is also the 2008 Nation Biker Poetry Month Chairman, worked with Dutch BikerPoet who goes by the name of ‘Zwerver’, which translates in ‘Wanderer’. Zwerver translated poems into Dutch for publication on the http://motorgedichten.punt.nl/ web site.
The poem, called “I am Not Homeless”, is reprinted below.
I am not homeless
there is a number on my door
a room mate cat quilt desk sofa
spray bottles under the sink.

I am not homeless
on the train initiated
showing a monthly ticket to the guard

I am not homeless
at my desk in the office
expected to talk beg
bring in the business
give them the business
business as usual or get the hell out

I am not homeless
in a world of obligation
scrambling to pay rent
electricity gas oil phone commutation
food food food

I am not homeless —
unless I am expected
to feel at home.

Wolf is an award-winning poet who spent a year as a Connecticut Commission on the Arts Touring Poet. More of J. Barrett Wolf’s work can be found at jbarrettwolf.com .

Big Sandy, MT

#2 Feb 16, 2008
Touched me, too. Thanks for puttin it on the walls.


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