Never Quiet, Never Quite by Joseph James Cawein

We were never quite
sexual beings

our bodies never quite
got the rhythm

and our eyes never quite
met like they do in the movies

I never quite
made it past your smile

and never quite
said what i thought

but we were never quite

and never anything less than
somber lonesome beautiful friends

in the never quite
romantic night


Published by

Jeremiah Walton

Oi ! I’m Jeremiah Walton. For the past ~3 years I’ve been bopping around the U.S. between hitchhiking + rubber tramping, running traveling bookstore Books & Shovels + indie publisher Nostrovia! Press. My focus is in-person distribution at open mics + features + busking. Word of mouth is a fulfilling & feels to be a more intimate promotional process. I’ve featured at the NYC Poetry Festival + San Francisco Lit Crawl + Snoetry Cleveland + Beast Crawl Oakland + This Lil Lit Fest + street corners across the country. There’s a handful of my books floating around the country, but most recently is “From Here Til Utopia” (Ghost City Press). Raccoons + coyotes are my companions. Hope you dig the poems, much love, thank you❤

3 thoughts on “Never Quiet, Never Quite by Joseph James Cawein”

  1. it astounds me that there are fake bloggers liking this poem to advertise ‘weight loss for women’. my contempt for the internet has increased tenfold.

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