David Cooper

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David Cooper began writing poetry at 18; he won his first poetry prize for a poem about the Vietnam War titled: 'Question.' He was a reporter for the Courier-Journal and has been an English teacher at Jefferson Community and Technical College for twenty-eight years. He won first place for faculty fiction in 1995 Metroversity Writing Contest for the short story, 'Have You Been Saved? ' He has ... more »

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(For Suzette)
While we walked
Through the gardens
On that rain soaked
Spring Sunday afternoon,
Your mind saw visions
Of black pearl
As purple Russian sage
Danced through my dreams with you.
Your red bra and red panties
Outlined under your transparent clothes;
Blue jeans hugged and caressed your ample
Your dimpled cheeks and azure eyes
Reminded me of a few
Of the reasons why I love you—
Your laugh
Your smile
Your manicured, soft hands, and red lacquered
The fine baby hair on your cheeks
Your body was like the ...

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