Thursday, October 31, 2013


Copyright 2013 by Norris Trimm

I awake
with a craving

Friday, October 25, 2013


Copyright 2013 by Norris Trimm

If I were twenty years younger
and you were twenty years plus
two birthday candles
would separate us

What's a few years
between old friends
that's all I'm
asking  you

You could roller skate
while I warm the bench
watch you do flips
while you watch me flinch

What's a few years
between old friends
that's all I'm
asking you

that would be fine
still my teeth would be gone
and so would my mind

What's a few years
between old friends
that's all I'm
asking you

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Top

He sets it spinning
though it wobbles
but he spins
his little top
finally gets it
 making circles
and watches...
as it slowly
starts to stop
(it takes him a billion years but he has lots of time)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."

-- Calvin Coolidge

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


There's always been
always will be
this three masted schooner
this endless cold sea
in its thick manifest
all the dates
all the names
of we who have played
loves cruelest games


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Starting over

I ask myself
If  I could go back
would I give it all up
all the good
all the bad
for an unknown dream
an unknown future
a chance to start
all over again
would I do it
And, although
I don’t remember
I think
I already did

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Old Man Out Walking The Night

Stars keep on shining
they don't understand
old man out walking the night
Searching for footprints
in washed away sand
old man out walking the night

Friday, February 15, 2013

My Foe, the poet

That most despicable foe
who was a brigand
you know
IQ lower than mine
- of course -
both of us
on par
with our horse
But from
his wee aberrant brain
leaked (I suppose this proves it)
- He said it, He did -
irrefutable... intelligent... thought
that in my
of him

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Mountain

A thousand years
and a whole lot more
cross wave tossed sea he rowed
his punishment
to move the mount
one grain of sand each load

For countless years
and countless trips
contrary winds he fought
but the seas grew calm
and the mountain flat
and his pardon he had bought

My job is done
across the sea
now stands
your mighty mount
the jailor smiled
one detail left
how many grains
did you count