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Jayl Morris

[sirrom] (April 23,1956 / St. Louis, MO)

Biography of Jayl Morris

Born 6th in a family of twelve that began in Missouri, living in St. Louis, Kansas City, Independence, Imperial and Lincoln. The family later moved to Chanute, Kansas where my father began a bookstore called 'Ye olde bookstore'. Running from creditors, the family moved next to Mobile, Alabama where my father's parents lived.
Having moved five or six times within Mobile County, and attending as many schools(mostly Catholic) I left high school after the eleventh grade to get married and join the Navy in 1973. My son was born on April 23,1974 while I was in Pt Huneme, CA for training in the construction arts. My marriage did not manage to survive my first deployment with the Navy mostly because fidelity and the concept of Vows, were foreign concepts my wife was unfamiliar with. As a result of the divorce, she was allowed to retain custody of my son.

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The; Errand

How I wonder,
what I came in here for.

I must have forgotten as,
as I came through the door.

I'm sure it had
to do with something.

I could never forget
just plain old nothing.

I ask for opinions
and get dubious retorts.

I think it was
an errand of sorts.


July 1974

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