Ronald Koertge

(1940 / Illinois / United States)

Poems of Ronald Koertge

1. An Infinite Number Of Monkeys 1/13/2003
2. Body Shop 3/19/2014
3. Burning The Book 3/19/2014
4. Fault 1/1/2004
5. Fever 3/19/2014
6. Grand Avenue 3/19/2014
7. Little Morning Seranade 3/19/2014
8. Ornithology 3/19/2014
9. Poetry Begins in Delight 3/19/2014
10. Poets vs. Wildcats 3/19/2014
11. Roadside Creche 3/19/2014
12. Sidekicks 1/13/2003
13. Sky Burial 3/19/2014
14. The Streetsweeper 1/13/2003
15. The Trojan Pony 3/19/2014

Sidekicks

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.

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