Zack Moy

poet programmer

My favorite 13 poems so far

Since April 1st, 2017, I’ve been writing 4 line poems every day, often while commuting, in a series I call Dear Diary. To make things more interesting, I’ve limited myself to 5 minutes per poem. (And yes, I’ve published the majority of these on Instagram.)

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Portland missed connection m4w

Call me old fashioned, but I know this will get to you. This past week I saw you all over Portland. You made me feel at home.

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Or my love triangle with Chicago & San Francisco

For over two decades the Chicagoland area was home. I grew up in a northwest suburb, spending most days within a 2 mile radius of my house. When I did venture into the city, I was always with family or on a school trip so we only experienced iconic Chicago:

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Or why I started drinking coffee

One year ago I lost a friend suddenly. He happened to be a coworker and former manager so I found out at work. My teammate chatted Yo, can you talk for a sec? On the phone? I casually answered his call.

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The first words I said to you were “Excuse me.”
I needed something to say so I pretended I was in your personal space.
You said “sorry” as though you knew everything.

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Perhaps you’re right when you tell me
I’m taking this
too seriously.
But my disputes with the directors and their so-called visions
always result in Oscars. They thank me

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The night he came back tipsy
he told me he enlisted,
but I never knew
why he did anything so crazy as joining
during a war.

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