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Poetry As A Garden

I tend my poems as garden
The misspelled word thrown out as weed
An “a” or “the” examined for its impact and allowed to stay
Perhaps even a whole poem tilled over after sober reflection

:) Reading, Writing, Arithmetic And Morals

The insight from the old school house
Was greater than its simple room
Before the time men walked on the moon
And assorted means and mechanisms

Darth Vader At The Mcnay

Running through the impressionist landscape exhibit
Darth Vader was caught from the corner of my eye
I did not stop to obviously spy
Or nicely comment to him on his cape’s superior quality

Timeline Of An Obscure Poet

When the first poem came
My English teacher shrugged
No Sylvia Plath here, attracting
Instant notice of some immense talent.

Three Gods Best Avoided

Power, pleasure and fame are three Gods best avoided
Power for leading only to its own corruption

Casualties Of Civic Duty

Given the metal detectors, long and rushed lines,
unfamiliar surroundings, and general intimidation
of a big city court house for a country boy,
I count my blesings that the casualties were only three:

Ms. Jekyll And Miss Hyde

The next door girl given to jeans and her art work
Is worth watching and investing an appropriate wave,
But I could not help but chuckle - after her graduation -
Seeing her transformed into interview

On Being Trapped

Sometimes we are trapped
Better not to feel but to react
The lieutenant who under fire called a meeting of his men
To another realm of God's universe did his indecision send

Sign In Lubbock

Lubbock has a fifties feel
Texas Tech's gracious-spacious campus
Is quite real.
This stoolies third visit prompts a need to quote

Good Kitty Day

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