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THE AMATEURS

The Amateurs Two sportsmen were approaching, followed by a three, a five, a six This band of amateurs coming after me to carry me home on sweat-soaked shoulders, shirts cotton, buttoned down Hooped, green-yellow; striped red-white, fearsome sightOn cold community … Continue reading

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BOXER

    BOXER . . Boxer, can you see through bloodied vision?this conflict born from all of Adam’s sonssubterfuge meets necessity in life’s arena He stands alone who thinks alone homelesswho battles indecision and oppressionor who stands for his own … Continue reading

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A VIEW BY THE SEA

A View By The Sea . .. The dead die young Ernest Albert Bett your concrete grave is a trough with no pigs yet in it just convolvulus and ivy I stepped across your withered torso the silence of the … Continue reading

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THE AMATEUR

The Amateur .. . EDITION ONE .. . The amateur who carries a nickel flask       stumbles cold around up on prospector hill always less dangerous than the fanatic      who stands manacled to his redoubted past … Continue reading

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LEARNING TO GRIEVE .. .

LEARNING TO GRIEVE .. . And I upon my kneesadvancing stealthilyhaving miles to travelbackward in my mindor then forward among those signpoststhat become gravestonesI glance across my shoulderwonder am I doing it ?a priests waythe correct waythe way that he … Continue reading

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GUILT O’GUILTY – HERE TAKE MY HANDS, MY TEETH, MY VOICE! …

Guilt O’ guilty ~ here take my hands, my teeth, my voice! …   In Memory of Jesse Washington (1897 – 1916) I am crawling on my kneesrolling in the dust and the cinder ashesof this tragedy, coals to my … Continue reading

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O’ CAROL .. .

O’ CAROL I AM BUT A FOOL (the 1st kiss) .. Her name was Carol, of curly hair, a most happy disposition I am sure I had kissed other girls, even before the age of seven Gill who had a … Continue reading

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A SKETCH OF HOMEY COTTAGE .. .

SKETCH OF HOMEY COTTAGE .. .   .. .. A white stripe daubed across, broken up from left eye to right there is the cottage . The subject, a lemon cheesecakewith a loganberry three-corner hat . Like a coulé sauce … Continue reading

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CATFISH LEAPING .. .

    Catfish Leaping .. .   I was standing on the hillbilly side watching and wonderingHow’d they get them black boys up, the sun was setting?I wonder what they did or why they hanging so grotesqueThem trees, a black … Continue reading

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THIS BRITAIN .. .

THIS BRITAIN .. . . I woke one day in that awful season pulling wallpaper from the drabbest wall I heard the cuckoo in my head, that sound I had come to dread and larks ascending Descending, on an unmade … Continue reading

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