Ronald Koertge Poems
- An Infinite Number Of Monkeys After all the Shakespeare, the ...
- Sidekicks They were never handsome and often came with a ...
- Fault In the airport bar, I tell my mother not to worry. No ...
- The Streetsweeper goes by at 1:00 a.m. two nights of the ...
- Grand Avenue When the Lexus hit that pigeon, he lay ...
- Ornithology Walking toward the library, I pass three ...
- Body Shop When I come in, my mechanic is eating lunch. He ...
Ron Koertge was born in Olney, Illinois, April 22, 1940
Ronald Koertge is the author of poetry collections like Dairy Cows, Life on the Edge of the Continent: Selected Poems, and Making Love to Roget’s Wife (University of Arkansas Press).
He has also written a novel, The Boogeyman, a lot of young adult novels, including Arizona Kid, Mariposa Blues, Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright, and Confess-O-Rama.
Koertge recently retired from Pasadena City College after 37 years of teaching. more »
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An Infinite Number Of Monkeys
After all the Shakespeare, the book
of poems they type is the saddest
But before they can finish it,
they have to wait for that Someone
who is always
looking to look away. Only then
can they strike the million
keys that spell
humiliation and grief, which are
the great subjects of Monkey
and not, as some people still
believe, the banana
and the tire.