DOUG DRAIME

Questioning the insane

Stranded on a highway
in Rogue River, Oregon;
pounding on
the keys and
hitchhiking,
at age 44,
up and down it
for work,
beer and
groceries.
The poems coming like
a disease,
keeping me weak,
sweating,
and shut up
in the room
for weeks at a time.
Smoking grass, drunk,
masturbating,
writing and ...
insane.
If youıd asked me
who the president of
the united states was,
I wasnıt sure.
Was it
Robert E. Lee,
W.C. Fields,
Al Capone?


Doug Draime's most recent chaps are:
"Slaves Of The Harvest" (Indian Heritage Publishing, 2002),
"Unoccupied Zone" (Pitchfork Press, 2004)
"Spleen" an online book (Poetic Inhalation, 2005),
and forthcoming from Scintillating Publications,
"Spiders and Madmen".

He currently lives in Oregon.







İ 2006 Underground Voices