Poem: Midnight Blues

The clock strikes midnight

and everything begins to feel


careful connections

cast to the wayside

drowned by the sounds

of techno beats

and feelings fostered

by broken boredom

and sexual frustration

I cant stop thinking

about the few who made me

feel something foreign in my body

a lasting latitude of spiritual travel

and no amount of excitement

or pleasure

will ever pierce me like that

so I sit and watch the water

wash over the sand

just like the sex

exactly like the booze

it always washes


into the deep, dark sea.

Jason Brendel
Jason Brendel

Jason Brendel is an author, poet, and comedian living in Austin, Texas. Navigate the buttons below to follow him on social media, make a donation, or purchase his collection of laugh-out-loud poetry on Amazon.


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