Hemingway and Atwood

Came in with

Those telltale signs

Of the nights

And days before,

Then Charlie arrived

And revealed

A little more,

You might have

Heard about

The Islands

And the partying

Sexy sweeties,

But you never

Know for sure

T’ill you’ve

Ripped it up

On Lasqueti.


Stephen Nesbitt ©

From “Pigskin And Pumpkins”

1:25 PM October 30, 2013


We headed into


With rain

And weather changing,

You know

That’s the way it is

With the

Season’s rearranging,

Before we know it

It will be

Snow time,

The days of

Gifts and giving,

Strange the things

We do

In the land

Of the living.


Stephen Nesbitt ©

From “Pigskin And Pumpkins”

1:17 PM October 30, 2013


Crazy Day

It was a crazy day,

You know the one

Where time just

Rolls on and on

Like a long lineup

Or queue

To an outdoor toilet

At a public event,

You have a sense

That the biffy will

Be smelly and messy,

But you still have to go.


Stephen Nesbitt ©

From “Pigskin And Pumpkins”

8:16 PM October 28, 2013





Scary Shit

It seemed

It was usually

Scary shit

That people who

Lived on boats

Spoke about,

Seldom the fun,

The romantic,

The lovely things

That must have

Crossed their bows

From time to time,

Perhaps that’s why

Many of them hadn’t

Left the dock in years,

The scary shit

Kept them tied

And talking.


Stephen Nesbitt ©

From “Pigskin And Pumpkins”

8:30 PM October 26, 2013


Out There


It’s eerie in the dark

When you know

Something’s there,

The longer you stare

Into that blackness

The bigger the thing

Becomes and then,

Imagination runs wild

And you’re still

As a stone,

Hiding from whatever

Is out there.


Stephen Nesbitt ©

From “Pigskin And Pumpkins”

8:54 PM October 24, 2013





I remember reading


When I was a kid,

That the definition

Of the thinnest thing

In the world

Was a mosquito`s ass

Stretched over a rain barrel,

Well …

Stephen Harper and the

Conservative response

To their Senate scandals

Has relegated

The mosquito`s ass

To second place.


Stephen Nesbitt ©

From “Pigskin And Pumpkins“

8:35 PM October 21, 2013