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drinking scotch
with a hint of licorice,
of which I'm not too fond of,

watching the flames flicker
from the candles which litter
the apartment and shimmer
the wire tree's golden leaves

listening to new records
by old favorites,
staring at the walls
again remembering,
wandering back,
but these days
not nostalgically

just letting
the past
       have its peace …
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I knew a girl who put color-codes into
       computers on the days that she felt grey,
       she said she felt grey either way so shit
       might as well find something to do and
       if pretending to be 666999, which is
       a lavender color, that day helps you get
       out from feeling shit, then do it, and
       fuck whoever says you're crazy, because
       they really can't make you feel any worse
       than you yourself do anyway …
talking to an older friend,
       I asked, “Does it fade?
       With time does the nostalgia

he was silent for a while,
       staring straight ahead, before
       he said, “I always thought
       of nostalgia not as missing
       that which passed, but instead
       wishing things had worked out
       different, wondering what you
       would change …”

I sat there in the passenger seat,
       and did not say a thing—
       for I wouldn’t change a thing,
       so what’s the point of all this longing? …
Hello everyone,  

I just wanted to give you all a quick update on what is on the horizon—

I am in the very final stages of proofing the followup to Willows, titled, 'Flowers and Jazz.' I am really excited to get it out to you all—it should be out by the end of September.

I did quite a bit of traveling this summer, so I had very limited access to internet, but I am back at home now, so that situation is remedied. Back to university in a couple weeks...

I hope you all are well.


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John Finch
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My name is John Finch.

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AnakiAllie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Just wishing a much belated birthday. I hope your studies are going well! I cannot wait for Flowers to be out... I have been re-reading willows to the point that I am making a dear friend of mine read it just so I have someone to discuss it with.

Best wishes as always! 
gretzelboy89 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!
holymacro Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Happy Birthday!!!May you have a awesome day and many more!!!God bless!Hugs!  Glen:icontoyhorseplz:  :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
the-looking-glass Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
i just had a chance to check out your newest work here, John, and i couldn't pick a favourite of the lot, so i wanted to let you know i loved them all. :)
johnfinch Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you kindly, I'm glad that my newer stuff is being met warmly - I will try and upload more soon. :)

AnakiAllie Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I purchased your book the other week. It was not suppose to arrive until approximately the 30th of December, but rather than that, I woke to a lovely mail lady knocking at my door of the 24th. Absolutely love the book! I'm continuously finding poems that originally made me fall in love with your work! I wish you a Merry Christmas, as I'm thankful that I my Christmas gift arrived Christmas eve!

Best wishes with all your work, past, future, and present!
johnfinch Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you so much for this kind message! And thank you so much for ordering a copy of Willows, I'm really glad to hear that you have enjoyed it. :)

I should be releasing a follow-up to Willows sometime this year. I am shooting for May, but we shall see. I also have a second edition of Willows coming out sometime before that.

Thank you so much for your support, it is really appreciated.
Best in 2014,

AnakiAllie Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Is there a link to purchase the follow-up to Willows? :)
johnfinch Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Writer
I have the second edition link up at the moment. The next book, tentatively titled 'Flowers and Jazz,' will be released around August 9th of this year. I will do my best to let you know when it comes out. :)

Thank you so much for your interest.

Hope you are well.

MatthewLittle Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Writer
Beautiful, beautiful poems. I am continuously impressed with the brilliance I find on this site.
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