David Alpaugh

Rookie - 0 Points (June 26,1941)

David Alpaugh Poems

1. A California Ad Man Celebrates His Art 8/26/2013
2. Pivotal Question 8/26/2013
3. What Happened At 5: 15 8/26/2013
4. Statement 8/26/2013
5. Pow 8/26/2013
6. Unrefined 8/26/2013
7. What My Father Loved About Melmac 8/26/2013
8. Losing Control Of The Toad 9/7/2013
9. Heavy Lifting 9/7/2013
10. War And White Wine 9/7/2013
11. The Song Of Francois Villon 9/7/2013
12. A Distant Sunder 9/7/2013
13. Counterpoint 9/7/2013
14. Egbert: One Of The Heroes Of My Memory 9/7/2013
15. Deconstruction 9/7/2013
16. What Dogs Know... 9/7/2013
17. My Daughter At The Age Of Reason 11/26/2013
18. Interloper 11/26/2013
19. Rollfast 8/26/2013
20. The Young 8/25/2013
21. Soul Food 9/7/2013
22. Richard Cory (His Untold Story) 8/26/2013
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Richard Cory (His Untold Story)

Turns out Richard Cory had pancreatic cancer;
Was told he had, at best, six months to live.
After the initial shock, he called his lawyer
To help draw up the will in which he’d give

The wealth so many envied mostly to charity;
His custom-tailored suits to Salvation Army.
Probate only noticed one peculiarity:
That provision for his cat! Was Cory barmy?

No one but his doctor knew what was going on.
There was no one on the pavement he could tell.
His friends were fair-weather; parents long gone;
Glib how are yous were answered with I’m ...

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The Young

are begging theory
to spare them from experience
politics from history
poetics from the line.

Some sprint, some hobble
to the table—all in time
break bread here
gulp the dead-black wine.

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