Ronald Koertge Poems
|2.||Burning The Book||3/19/2014|
|4.||Little Morning Seranade||3/19/2014|
|5.||Poets Vs. Wildcats||3/19/2014|
|6.||Poetry Begins In Delight||3/19/2014|
|8.||The Trojan Pony||3/19/2014|
|14.||An Infinite Number Of Monkeys||1/13/2003|
They were never handsome and often came
with a hormone imbalance manifested by corpulence,
a yodel of a voice or ears big as kidneys.
But each was brave. More than once a sidekick
has thrown himself in front of our hero in order
to receive the bullet or blow meant for that
perfect face and body.
Thankfully, heroes never die in movies and leave
the sidekick alone. He would not stand for it.
Gabby or Pat, Pancho or Andy remind us of a part
the dependent part that can never grow up,
the part that is painfully eager to please,