Simplicity – High School

Showing Jude some of my ancient writings, I found a portfolio from High School English, poems and stories neatly typed for the teacher’s consideration.  “Simplicity” is from that folder.   I stole the first line from a Nick Lowe song.  Overall, I see a kid trying so hard to be earnest.  But, that’s how it was.


I love the sound of breaking glass,
especially when I’m lonely
people who understand,
those who are distinctive

A radio playing softly at night, barely audible
A gentle breeze blowing through an open porch
A single smile in a sea of strangers,
The beginning of the late show
The middle of the dawn
Any thought that comes my way
Much too simple to explain

Published by Doug Hoekstra

Father, wordsmith, musician, creative.

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