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Writer’s Block

I’m thankful for the opportunity Bestowed upon me each Thanksgiving Day To quote myself before my family And friends. But I still don’t know what to say. I love that we don’t argue, scream, or fight; That politics and sports … Continue reading

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Three Reasons I Was Never Awarded An English Degree

Harper Lee taught me All it takes is one good arm. Smash your chifferobe! Fitzgerald opined Wealth is meaningless unless One knows how to row. Mammals, Melville taught, Are superior because Fish can’t hold a grudge.

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Fit To Print

My fifteen minutes came and went This weekend when the Fit to Print Credential — maybe misapplied — Was placed upon a verse that I’d Submitted to a contest at The Old Gray Lady. Think of that: A published poet … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s Tongue

The words we know are not the only words we need to use, They’re just the ones that practice makes it likelier we’ll choose. Our language will be richer with another word or two. Create! Neologate! Tomorrow’s tongue depends on … Continue reading

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Engine Block

I’d planned a verse about my car But with the way gas prices are These days, I haven’t got the heart. Besides, the stupid thing won’t start.

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RTL Hell

Reading left-to-right’s my habit. I read rightward like a rabbit Who can read that way, and quickly. Right-to-left, I read less slickly. I’ll concede one cause may be My unfamiliarity With alphabets (or stebahpla) Where leftward words are written law, … Continue reading

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3:48 a.m.

I write poetry Punctuation shouldn’t be Keeping me awake

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