edward serof

Rookie (August 7,1959 / Battlecreek, MI)

Biography of edward serof

Personal Statement:
Sound, well-written, meaningful poetry makes every word count. There can be no waste, for the world of literature, published and amateur, abounds with much froth and little substance. Really good poetry, I feel! It is visceral and scant and so damned elusive, yet so soulishly refreshing, and even redeeming. My most sublime intimate encounters (which our present culture is decadently drowning in) , somehow pale next to a finished work that stands in excellent regard. My mind and heart are best freed with the penning of well-put wordings, again, precious and rare. If I can but now and then capture this realm, plain and simple, but no less powerful and endearing, then my craft inches forward, and, so, satisfied, smile a sigh ;) My deepest regards to the poetic community! Yippy Skippily Yours ;))) E. Serof

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Wired, Less

to becoming wired, less

Surge the reigning politic with disemboweled rancor
that keeps the daily man ground
churning for wages scant-
holed up where shame boils and 3rd Street Mission furniture is the best yet;
the charred ledges of a wobbly table for two
where cigarettes perched between hard wheezing and dispairing sighs,
are reconciled to feckless living just shy of squalor

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