Troy Younts

Rookie (June 16,1966 / Duncan, Oklahoma)

Biography of Troy Younts

Troy Younts poet

Troy Younts, firstborn of three boys, entered the world via the rural landscape of Oklahoma two years before the Summer of Love. He watched the moon walk and the fall of Saigon on televison and wanted to be an astronaut. As a daydreamer gifted with a powerful imagination, Troy was enrapture by poetry at an early age by the works of Percy Byce Shelley, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Walt Whitman Emily Dikinson, John Keats, Lord Byron and Robert Frost. He discovered the Beats late in life and was thrilled will their emancipation of the poetic art. Adding Ginsberg, Kerouac, Ferlinghetti, Dianne Di Prima, Amiri Barakka and others to his favorites, he began to practice the art of poetry himself. Troy is still perfecting his poetics studies and skills and has not published believing that his talent is not yet ripe enough to charge a price.

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Beautiful Alien

The human genome machine betrayed me.
It got me drunk and horny and seduced me
with Life's burning need for itself
and I've infected my wife with my seed.
Together we were duped by DNA
and my wife gave birth to a beautiful alien today.
It was barely free of the womb
when stark amazement seized me as
I looked down to see my own eyes gazing back at me.

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