Ted Davis

Rookie (August 28,1942 / Champaign, Illinois)

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Born in Illinois, but never knew the State. Lived in various Midwestern towns and cities. Dropped out of school. Worked as a dishwasher in Chicago. Worked in factories in Indiana. Wandered to Sausalito in 1959. Worked briefly in San Anselmo. Then back across the country to New York City. Performed with amateur theatrical groups. Roamed around northern Mexico, from Chihuahua to Guadalajara. Worked ... more »

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Incident At The Farm North Of Las Cruces

Now the killer sees the snake;
Boards are kicked aside.
Now the snake stares through the sun.
Birds chirp from the corn

When the rats burn through the brush,
When the dog barks past the moon,
When the wasp stings to the bone,
Death will find a home.

Hiding now,
Rising low.
Hear the heartbeat
From the dirt?

Watch the fear,
Numb the mind.
Hear the moaning
From the cave?

The snake is kissing killer's head.
Wind shrieks through the boards;
Black dust blows above the corn
While birds and rats lie low ...

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