Thomas R. Ruffin

Rookie - 2 Points (02/22/63 / Hattiesburg, Mississippi)

Biography of Thomas R. Ruffin

Thomas R. Ruffin poet

Thomas R. Ruffin resides in Clinton, Mississippi with his wife and children. He is a former FBI Special Agent having served in the Newark, NJ office. He
also served as SWAT Commander and Special Operations Group Commander with the Clinton Police Department, Clinton, Mississippi. Thomas is an
adjunct professor in the Department of History/Political Science at Mississippi College. He is the author of four published volumes of poetry and short stories.

Thomas R. Ruffin's Works:

On The Weeping Floor (2005)
Sideways Train (2009)
The Mudhole Collection (2011)
The Empty (2012)

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Beneath The Bridge

as frozen ground is warmed
by a punctual sun
as earth mist hazily rises
skyward
as feathered creatures call
for the morning to come
and... as her futile search continues
for remnants of my dark and distant heart
as these things occur... I remain

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