Monthly Archives: September 2016

One More from the First Section of Black Snakes and Happy

Connell’s Point, Arkansas   vi Red round taillights new 1962 Galaxy 500, shining in my imagination of a Sunday afternoon. Aunt Nona Crisp kept it parked in an open car port on a dusty road, but Uncle Johnny wiped the … Continue reading

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No Mirrors

The fat old man walks heavily Nakedly from the office To the kitchen to refill his glass, A little water in the night.   A mouth dry from reading Poetry of strangers aloud, Softly mouthing the words Dries the tongue … Continue reading

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The End of Black Snakes and Happy?

I’m not sure if i will finish the book into  my adulthood, or even if this “poem” belongs with the others. Montgomery, Alabama   279-8819 Is the number to my rich uncle’s house, though I almost never called to talk … Continue reading

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Black Snakes and Happy, Jasper and Active

Jasper, Alabama     Coal trucks rumble up and down mountain sides while I eat moon pies in the back seat under the moonlight and wonder at the oddly shaped TV tower. I don’t know why I know it is … Continue reading

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Black Snakes and Happy, furthermore

As I am getting wonderful encouragement and intelligent advice from talented friends and editors, I am moving forward with my collection/epic poem. I am still struggling with the physical concept of layout. Currently I am leaning, on the  advice of … Continue reading

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Black Snakes and Happy

  Connell’s Point, Arkansas Mama’s green dress and hair in a tight bun holding me on the old wooden porch of the tiny parsonage, while daddy and my big brother bring Happy and her twelve puppies around the corner of … Continue reading

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What I Don’t Know About Tacos

I could ask my mother I suppose We had homemade tacos tonight Tomatoes and sweet onions with patent numbers, Mexican lettuce and Kraft’s version of cheese Yet they were quite tasty   We baked the cardboard-boxed, shrink-wrapped Pre-formed and cooked … Continue reading

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