Tony Richard Rodriguez graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Liberal Studies. He is currently a middle school teacher - Literature and English being his favorite subjects of instruction. When Tony is not getting kicked out of school, driving cross-country, making soap, writing about a special girl, playing in Pamplona, Spain, sun-tanning in San Juan, or trying to figure out what to do with this One Ring, Tony frequents karaoke dives, the ATM machine, sleeping-in, and fast food restaurants. Imaginatively, he still lives in San Francisco, California.
keep deleting my beats—
you crooked leech
you Faithless cyber-nut
Judge more than tenderly of me.
Society whispers ideas that sink the virtuous ideals of
faith, hope and love—
especially those new ideas of yours.
From her lips flew arrows I wish I did not Own,
And I felt such Affliction, with tears not Shown.
Compared I did the great loves of past Similar;
For once I felt such Elation in blessed Particular.