Jim Trainer

from All in the wind

In Uncategorized on December 6, 2022 at 6:02 am


I was never into it
everything “happening for a reason”
was worse
I judged God by his followers
and got away from that scene fast
over the years I’ve sunk
into a nihilist’s dream and
up here, in the high rooms
there’s no science, no politick
no school or love or faith
that can save me,
I’m fated to easy afternoons 
by myself typing and
it’s fine with me, 
more than fine, really

the world seems mired, cold and distant
at war with itself
things have only gotten brighter
for me, the littlest bit, over the years
but that’s enough

a nihilist doesn’t need much to get by
and a faithless poet’s got nothing but time
β€”from All in the wind

Join us this Sunday for THE MACK IS BACK, Celebrating Women’s Voices In Poetry.

Christia Madacsi Hoffman
Jim Trainer
and AimΓ©e Mackovic

Sunday December 11
at Batch
3220 Manor Road
Austin, Texas 78723
1:30PM CT


π‘†π‘ˆπ΅π‘†πΆπ‘…πΌπ΅πΈ 𝑇𝑂 π½πΌπ‘€ 𝑇𝑅𝐴𝐼𝑁𝐸𝑅’𝑆 𝑃𝑂𝐸𝑀 𝑂𝐹 𝑇𝐻𝐸 π‘ŠπΈπΈπΎ

𝑆𝑇𝑅𝐼𝐷𝐸, 𝐽𝐼𝑀 𝑇𝑅𝐴𝐼𝑁𝐸𝑅’𝑆 8𝑇𝐻 πΉπ‘ˆπΏπΏ-𝐿𝐸𝑁𝐺𝑇𝐻 𝐢𝑂𝐿𝐿𝐸𝐢𝑇𝐼𝑂𝑁 𝑂𝐹 π‘ƒπ‘‚πΈπ‘‡π‘…π‘Œ, π‘π‘‚π‘Š 𝐴𝑉𝐴𝐼𝐿𝐴𝐡𝐿𝐸 𝐴𝑇 𝐽𝐼𝑀𝑇𝑅𝐴𝐼𝑁𝐸𝑅.𝑁𝐸𝑇

π‘†π‘ˆπ‘ƒπ‘ƒπ‘‚π‘…π‘‡ 𝐽𝐼𝑀 𝑇𝑅𝐴𝐼𝑁𝐸𝑅’𝑆 𝑃𝐸𝑅𝑆𝑂𝑁𝐴𝐿 π½π‘‚π‘ˆπ‘…π‘π΄πΏπΌπ‘†π‘€ π‘ŠπΌπ‘‡π» 𝐴𝐢𝐢𝐸𝑆𝑆 𝑇𝑂 𝐿𝐼𝑉𝐸 𝑅𝐸𝐴𝐷𝐼𝑁𝐺𝑆 𝑂𝐹 π‘ƒπ‘‚πΈπ‘‡π‘…π‘Œ 𝐴𝑁𝐷 𝑆𝑂𝑁𝐺𝑆, 2 𝑃𝑂𝐸𝑀𝑆 𝐴 𝑀𝑂𝑁𝑇𝐻, 𝐿𝐸𝑇𝑇𝐸𝑅𝑆 𝐴𝑁𝐷 𝐴 π‘ŠπΈπΈπΎπΏπ‘Œ πΆπ‘‚πΏπ‘ˆπ‘€π‘

  1. Jim, What a powerful poem! And yet, it has a gossamer- like lightness. See you real soonΒ  XoxoMama G.Β 

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

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