H.D. Whatley Poems
- Jersey Shore We jumped into my friend's VW And cruised on ...
- St. Simon's Island I park the blue Chevy ragtop Down by the ...
- Bloody Beach The beach was red, red red Like it was covered ...
- Wuhan Weekend Wuhan weekend We took the high speed train ...
- Daytona Dad We drove the old Ford wagon across the gulf ...
- Tybee Sunday Momma kept filling the pail with sand. She ...
- Nanjing Blues I walked through the Lion's Bridge Where they...
A native of north Louisiana, Whatley graduated from Jesuit High School (now Loyola College Prep) in Shreveport and received his B.A. in English from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. Later, he received an M.F.A. in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College of the City University of New York. His poetry has been published in Heavy Hands Ink, Birmingham Arts Journal, vox poetica, Taj Mahal Review, Deep South magazine and Poets for Living Waters. Currently, he teaches English in China. more »
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We jumped into my friend's VW
And cruised on down to the Jersey shore.
It was brutally hot that August day
But man were there girls galore.
There was the red head from Hoboken
And the blonde from Summit
But oh those Italian babes from Bergen County
And there was the smart girl from Princeton.
We drank cold ones all day long
And played kadima as the long arm of the sun
Punched me on the back of my neck and my ears
And, of course, I forgot to wear protection.
So after an hour of tossing the Frisbee
We went to a nearby bar to play ...