Ravenna, Ohio    1989 -    62 followers
J.M. Romig is a storyteller who tells stories in many different ways - through writing poetry, plays, and other things like that. He is always writing something new and always finding new ways to write.

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J.M. Romig is a storyteller who tells stories in many different ways - through writing poetry, plays, and other things like that. He is always writing something new and always finding new ways to write.

If you want to contact him visit his facebook page www.facebook.com/thecatalystpoet or follow him on tumblr ( destinationdetour.tumblr.com)
JM Romig
JM Romig
2 days ago

High up on the far back wall
in the back of the factory
where I sell my free time
is a constellation of dirt, chipped paint
and cobwebs
forming the the shape
of a bear
lounging in a hammock

I have coworkers who insist
that it's a monkey,
trapped in a net
but they are wrong.
It's clearly a bear

Ursa Somniculosa,
or, as the layman may call it
the Little Napper

No matter where I am on the floor,
I can see him hanging there in his hammock
enjoying his perpetual vacation
maybe sipping on a nice tall beer
soaking up the sun -

not being a trapped monkey
like all of us down here

NaPoWriMo 24
#no   #work   #napowrimo   #monkey   #factory   #bears  
JM Romig
JM Romig
2 days ago

The bumper sticker
On the red jeep in front of me
Orders all who see it
to "Be happy"

Challenge accepted, stranger,
Challenge accepted.

NaPoWriMo 23/30
JM Romig
JM Romig
2 days ago

Two weeks left,
It's almost over.

-panic-
It's almost over!
-sigh of relief-
It's almost over!!
-sudden realization-
It's almost over!!!
-excitement-
It's almost over!!!!
...
It's almost over...
...so, now what?

...fuck.

NaPoWriMo 22/30
JM Romig
JM Romig
3 days ago

He pairs kinds of rain with kinds of jazz
like some folks do with wine and cheese.

He says a thunderstorm goes best with bebop
Especially if you can time the record just right
for the drums to explode just as the sky does

He says free jazz is for those unpredictable days,
where the rain keeps coming,
but will ebb and flow at it's own pace

He says a light Sunday drizzle is the perfect time
to pull out Miles Davis' Birth of the Cool,
and sip slowly on the moment

I think he may be a synesthete.

NaPoWriMo 21/30
#rain   #music   #jazz   #sunday   #napowrimo   #cheese   #pairing  
JM Romig
JM Romig
3 days ago

The way Sunday sits in its secret hideaway paradise
at the end of the week
It's legs carelessly kicking at the lake,
with wet bare feet
making concentric circles in the water with its toes

That's how you make me feel.

NaPoWriMo 20/30
#love   #quiet   #sunday   #napowrimo  
JM Romig
JM Romig
4 days ago

17/30
long walk through a park
an abandoned swing set sits
waiting just for you

18/30
thump-thump-thump-thump
woosh-click-click-beep-thump-w­oosh-thump
broken radio

NaPo 17/18
JM Romig
JM Romig
4 days ago

Norman Nardini was not, as I had thought before,
the writer of the infamous "Smoke Two Joints"
A song many of my generation will attribute
to the ska band Sublime,
whose cover of the song played at every stoner party
throughout the 90s,
or Bob Marely.

It was actually written by a band
called The Toyes -
mispelled with an e, which is weird.

Also, I've learned,
that Norman Nardini does not have his own Wikipedia page
instead, he's clumped in with a whole batch
of Pittsburgh blues artists.

I sort of felt offended by this.
I don't really know why.
I'm not a huge Nardini fan, not like my Dad is.
I couldn't tell you a single song he wrote, honestly,
Though, I thought I could a few minutes ago.

Yet somehow the nostalgia
I inherited from my father
reached up and twitched my eyebrow.

"How" I asked out loud
in my father's voice,
in my head
"could a blues legend like Nardini
not have his own Wikipedia."

"I mean, fucking Justin Beiber has one!"

Napo  19/30
 
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