Current weather

  • Scattered clouds
  • 54°
    Scattered clouds

Poet's Corner

Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010

I Saw It on My Very Street

by Brent Johnson, Clam Gulch

I saw a buffoon

in a hot air balloon.

Happily flyin'

with his pet porcupine.

They were bungee jumpin'

wasn't that somethin'?

I saw quite a group

right off Cohoe Loop.

They had awe on their faces

watching submarine races.

Just staring at nothin'

wasn't that somethin'?

I saw the bouncer, alert

in a modest T-shirt.

She had a petite appetite

with a pronounced underbite.

She was bouncing the drunken

wasn't she somethin'?

I saw an old fart, he

was voting his party.

Well the Rs and the Ds

are like a disease.

Uncle Sam is a-slumpin'

isn't that somethin'?

Poems must include the writer's name, phone number and address. They should be kept to no more than 300 words. Submission of a poem does not guarantee publication. Poems may be e-mailed to, faxed to 283-3299, delivered to the Clarion at 150 Trading Bay Road or mailed to P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611.


  • 150 Trading Bay Rd, Kenai, AK 99611
  • Switchboard: 907-283-7551
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-283-3584
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Business Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-335-1257
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback