Stephen Roxborough

Rookie (June 4,1953 / Albany, New York)

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Stephen Roxborough (aka roxword and Rox.) was born in New York to a Canadian father and American mother. He was raised in the Midwest, and grew up in Vancouver, B.C. He won Canadian and British swimming titles and represented Canada on the national team. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, washed dishes with aliens in Las Vegas, and rode his ten-speed from Cape Spear to ... more »

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  • Lenchen Elf (12/9/2004 7:30:00 PM)

    Enjoyable and witty, hope to read much more

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Best Poem of Stephen Roxborough

Secret Religion

she wants me to be her private
jesus she wants me to grow
a scraggly beard
and speak in parables she wants
me to visit her temple in a robe
celebrate hanukkah feeding
multitudes on a loaf
and a fin she wants to teach me
how to walk on the wild side
and turn water into wine
to pray with her kiss her holy
feet and hold her tight by the light
of her menorah
she wants me to be her lover
not her savior because she doesn't believe
i'm the messiah but she trusts me
not to make a scene not to
upend tables and hiel hitler ...

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