Treasure Island

Richard Greene


Poems of Richard Greene

1. A A 1/31/2008
2. A Chicken's Lot 12/15/2005
3. A World That Was 12/15/2005
4. Birds in Black 12/15/2005
5. Driving to the Sun 12/15/2005
6. First Notes 3/31/2005
7. I Feel Your Heartbeat 12/15/2005
8. I See Myself Becoming Old 12/15/2005
9. In Memory of 12/15/2005
10. In the beginning 12/15/2005
11. It Was One of Those Fine October Days 12/15/2005
12. Memorial Day 12/15/2005
13. Moon Madness 12/15/2005
14. North Wind 12/15/2005
15. October Morning 12/15/2005
16. Ode to an Island 12/15/2005
17. On the Downhill Side 12/15/2005
18. Play Jolly Music at My Funeral 12/15/2005
19. Silly Man 12/15/2005
20. Spring Snow 12/15/2005

In the beginning

I was there
when you were squeezed
from your mother’s womb,
coming into the world
not like a deity,
clean, calm and complete,
but as a man does,
red, wrinkled and vulnerable,
looking bewildered and indignant,
like a turtle deprived of its shell.

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