H.D. Whatley

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H.D. Whatley
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A native of north Louisiana, Whatley graduated from Jesuit High School (now Loyola College Prep) in Shreveport and received his B.A. in English from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. Later, he received an M.F.A. in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College of the City University of New York. His poetry has been published in Heavy Hands Ink, Birmingham Arts Journal, vox poetica, Taj Mahal Review, Deep South magazine and Poets for Living Waters. Currently, he teaches English in China. more »

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St. Simon's Island

I park the blue Chevy ragtop
Down by the old Coast Guard station.
There are lots of cars in the parking lot
Which means the beach is really crowded today.

As I stroll down the sandy beach
I think about how I got here
And how relaxing St. Simons Island is
Compared to the big city where I used to live.

The people here are as friendly as can be
And nobody is in a big hurry.
The seafood and local cuisine is delicious
And the sunsets are beautiful to watch.

So when I feel a little blue
I go down to the pier in the village
Or sometimes I go to ...

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