January 2, 2013
I watched my father
roll strikes and spares,
he taught me to keep score.
My mother died in early spring,
no one ever said what for.
The principal spoke my name
each day, he was easy to ignore.
Teachers sat me in the front,
wanting to be my friend.
They'd be so surprised to learn,
what I've come to think of them.
Now all are with her on the hill,
knowing more than they can tell.
When I join them in the fall,
it will be just as well.
My poems have appeared in Ragazine, an online arts magazine, Verse Wrights, Voices in Contemporary Poetry, edited by Carl Sharpe, and Shake The Tree, Volume Two, an anthology of new poetry, edited by Kelle Grace Gaddis. My first book, "Blue Moon", was published in ebook format in 2011. It is available at the iBooks Store at http s://itun.es/us/h9SzD.l I am currently working on a second book, entitled Early Snow, which I expect to be available sometime in early 2017.