KevinEidyllic.jpg Kevin Eberhardt, poet picture by insightoutside

Not Quite a Koan

Writing a poem’s like doing

Origami bending the paper

To your will not with fingers

But w/ink fashioning a some

Thing out of a minute ago

Nothing a brief bit of time

Out of a life unaware of how

Little is left / leaving behind

More than a pool of fear

Inspired piss or violence

Inflicted blood more than

The vomit of late night’s

Revelry or the tears of a

Much dreaded diagnosis

Almost as much as a stain

On a sheet where love had

Recently lain & wallowed

In the shadow of Zen 

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“Not Quite a Koan” by Kevin Eberhardt used with the poet’s permission.

For more Kevin Eberhardt work, please check out his blog:

as well as, various
issues of The City Poetry, and Crisis Chronicles Press’ Fuck Poetry.

His work can also be found accompanying images by London photographer
Richard Byerley at

You may contact Kevin Eberhardt at