Byron Headrick

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Byron Headrick
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Born the son of a farmer and school teacher; raised to love hard work and the diversity of life; grew to love dirty Martinies, fine cigars and dice; Tried to live out the white picket fence Americian dream; Gave up to live out a life crossed between Hemingway Novels, Jimmy Buffet songs and e.e. cumming's poems; Fathered two of the most bueatiful childern in the world; Now spends his time raising his son and daughter and enjoying the breif adventures that life brings documenting his soul with poetry. more »

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After Reading An Article On Illegal Asian Immigration

I have not known the
Salty taste the ocean
Leaves settled in the
Mouths of drown victims
That died trying to become

Or the passion
Burning the throat like
Bile but sweet fermenting
Into desire that fills
The mind of those
Packed inside container
Ship boxes overflowing
(Not only with the stench
Of human excrement
And those producing it)
But mostly hope.

I did not agree to pay
$35,000 with
Money, I did not have
Bartering my body
Into prostitution, crime
Or worse for years to
Repay this debt if I

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