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PHILIP LAWRENCE SHER*ROD’S POETRY*BOOK -46:...-IS*-…-”(MIND*FIND!”)? -13*POEMS-.. *1ST*EDITION. -(C)COPYRIGHT.-..JAN.01-(2017). Additional-*PUBLISHED*Poetry Books: (1980-1985)-.. -PUBLISHED*via..(-*PRINTING*PRESS*)! 1."30/-..*MEN*/-TAL*-*TALI*-*A(!)" 2."BLACK*/-..*TRUCK*(!)" 3."MR./-..WIG*ley/-..*CUMS*!  4."(69)*IMAGES*/- ..-*BE*LoW..(*THE*BELT!)"?   5."*SEX*/-..-(*I*)..-/*CoN*!)"? NOTE*ALSO*online*PUBLISHED: 38*POETRY*BOOKS/-..ON*- PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD/-..-WEBOOK.COM- BLOGS. philip lawrence sherrod, poet  LEGAL*DISCLAIMER: © Author: PLS7 © Word count: 158 Views: 0 philip lawrence sherrod, poet © LEGAL*DISCLAIMER:© Original*Poems: -were*Created..&*Copyrighted..Aug. 2001. All*- Personal*Names..*Used..are*Fictional- !../-?- &..-*Created./- ...as*Original*Characters/-!..- To*Represent*Symbolic-?  *Human-*Relationships!..- &*All*Created*..*Persons/-!(?) ..&***Personal*Names-? ..are*(-Over* 18yrs.-old!). - The*Work..*Represents/-!  ..an*Attempt..To*Explain/- ?..The*Vicissitudes??/-..&*Dilemmas/-? of*Being*Modern*/-?..&*- Dealing*With*/- ?…*Modern*Living/- ?..&*Human*Imagination/-?..(?) -As*...-*Psychological*Factions(!) Note:..Punctuation*Used*To*An*Excess/- ?..As*A*Way/-?..To*Guide*The*Reader/-? -..Control*The*Reader/-.. To*The*Point..(!?)-Of*Understanding/- ..The*(Poet’s*Intent!)?..-As*Well*As..- Create*An*Additional/-?..Art*Form!         JANUARY 07, 2008-2016. ABOUT MY POEMS:."these works/-..come  from-..(Every*Day*Attempts!/-)? ..to *Communicate/-..With Others!(?)..- (About..One's*/-..Intimate*Feelings!)? ..-Some*Tmes/-..Falling*Short/-..Of*/- ..Complete*/-..Dia*logue/-?..&*-Failing*- ..*All*Human*Understanding’S!(?).. -or of*a.. Poet's*Concern*/- ..Of*LIMITED*Traditional*Boundaries!-..- of*/-..&*For*/..- The Majority/-?..- For*These*LIVING*..- *IMAGES-..(!)?-...Are*Forced*/- ..Upon*One!..-Bye*the-....-(Un*Educated*/- ?..-Multi*/-..*Tudes!)?"(?) (They*Are*Serious*Attempts/-..At*Love!) Note: -all*mye*poetry/-..is written/-..as-..(the*Spoken*Word!)?           & *Dedicated*/-..-To*The*Way/-..-Most*People*Speak/-!           *Consciously/-&..Or*/-..UnConsciously(!)?..-&*(Are*Heard/-           ..With*All/-..*Those*/-..*Little*/)-..*IN*CON*GRUITIES/-           ..Of*Color*Full/-..In*Ventions/)-..&*Personalities/-..*Cre-           ating/-..Some*/-..Quite*Color*Full/-..Dramatic*Speech(!)?           ..Such*As/-..*The*Use/-..of*Slang/-..&*Colloquial*..-(            (Small*Rural/-..To*Urbanites/-*Language(!)?..The*Way/-          ..You*Hear*Them*Speak/-..As*Opposed/-to The*(Proper*/-..           ..English*Dictum!)-..In*Short/-..I*Have*Taken*Liberties!            ..As*A*Poet/-..To*Remind*America(!)?-of*The*Rich*-             ness/-of*(..the/-..*American*Language!)?..But*Again/-..I*TAKE/-.. -LIBER*/-..*TIES(!)?             -Using*Low*Class*Slang/- ..-With*Hier*Archial*Voice(!?) POEM*ONE- ..-”(SWEET*TEA!/-..-FROM*ARI*ZONIA/-..-(AIN’T*GONNA*SAVE*YOU*BUDDY*!)-..-..”?-YOU*-..? (CONSTANT*LY*BLISTER*ING/-..--*FROM*YOUR*READER’S/-..-ANG*IETY(!?)..LIKE*CAROL*(!?)-CONSTANT*LY/-..-(LIFT*TING*HER*/-..-(DRESS*/-..-AS*IF*/-..-(WILLIAM’S*BUERG/-..WAS*FOR-.. *EVER*(!)?-..(HER*SAY*ING/-..-(WHAT*TOOK*YOU/-..(SO*LONG!)?-..-(&*HAND*ING*ME*26* -SELF*/-..-DE*FEAT*ISH*POEMS/-..(ALL*TYPYED*UP/-..-ON*QUALITY*POETS/-..-(PAPER!?)-..-(HER -(BLUE*GREY*EYES/-..-STAR*RING/-..-(AT*ME*TO*ANSWER!)?-..(ME*LOOKING*AT*HER*NON- CHA*LANT*LY)!?-..-(AS*IF/-..-(I*DIDN’T*HEAR*HER!)?)-..-(&*DONALD*TRUMP’S/-..- (SHEEP*ISH*- GRIN*WAS*ALL*OVER/-..-(MYE*BI*QUS*PIDS?)-..(NOT*TO*MENTION/-..WERE*SMARTING!)!? (BECAUSE*(SLUSH*MOUTH*SEEM’S/-..-TO*BE*FOR*EVER(!)”?-..(THIS*DIABITTUS*MELITIS/-. .-IN -SIP*I*DUS/-..-”*WULD*LIKE*A/-..(TALL*16oz./-..SAMUEL*ADAM’S/-..-(ICE*COLD*BOSTON*LA -GER/-..-FROM*BOSTON(!)?-..-&*(MAY*BE*FILON*MIGON/-..-(MEDIUM*RARE*/-..-PINK*&*MA -Y*BE*BLEEDING*/-..-AS*HOPE*/-..-IS*WHERE*YOU*/-..-(FIND*IT!)?-..-LIKE*KELLY*CALLING*FR- OM*CALI*FORN*INA/-..-(WANT*ING*ME/-..-(-TO*LISTEN*TO*HER*MASTUR*BATE!)?-..-(ME*C- HUCKLE*ING/-..-(AT*HER*AU*DACITY!)?-..-&*APPALL*ED/-..-OF*(*THE*YEARS*GONE*BYE!?_?) -*&*ALL*THOSE*KANG*A*/-ROO*RATS/-..-(*DROWN*ING*/-..-N’-*the*ARROYO’S!)?-..-(BUT*WH-AT*THE*HECK*/-..-(I*CAN’T*/-..-SAVE*THEM*ALL(!?)?-..-IN*NEW*JERSEY-..-OR*P.A./-..-OR*NY-- C(!)?-..-ME*AM*ONLY*ME(!)?-..-LIKE*BEING*INTER*NATIONAL*POET*PAINTER*COMPOSER*A -IN’T*/-.._*(E*NOUGH!)?..-FOR*A*RE*TIRE*D/-..-*TEACH*ING*MASTER/-..-(inTHE*GOOD*OLE * /-..BLANKETY*BLANK*/-..-(U>S>A>)? ..-(AS*SHE*SAID/-..-*ARE*YOU*RETIRED*/-..-R*NOT! ??- -(ME*NOT*KNOWING*RETIRE*MENT/-..-(OR*HOW*TO*FILL*OUT-PAINTER/POET/COMPOSER- -(*FORM*)!?-..(DEATH*LOOKING*AT*ME/-..-LIKE*IT*LOOK*ED/-..-AT*(BILL*PAXTON/-..MYE***- COLLECTOR*/-(!?)-….-FROM*(SURGERY*COMPLI*CATIONS/-..-(!?) -THAT*/-.. DRINKING ITALIAN**YELLOW*OILO/-..-DIDN’T*SOLVE/-.._*US*-? -AT*(GRAND*CENTRAL’S*CIPPRI*ANNI’S/-..-LADY’LOUSIE*/-..(!?)- -NEW*BERRY’S/-..(RUBBING*MYE*LEG’S/-..-UNDER*THIGH*/-(!?)- CLASS*TABLE(!)-..-(WF’*HIS*SILLY*PHOTOG*FRIEND/-?-*JOHN*-? -..-(LOOKING*ON!))?-..-(LOVE*YA*BILL/-..-SO*DOES-*KELLY!)? PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. -POEM*TWO -ON*THE*GO/-..(-ALL*WAYS*ON/-..(THE*GO*!)?-..(ALL*WAY’S*GOING*SOME*WHERE!)?-..*- DROP*ING/-..(THE*TOILET*PAPER/-.-FOR*THINGS*/-..(THERE*A*BOUTS!)?-..-TRYING*TO*KEEP - *IT *CIVIL(!)?/-..(LIKE*AES*C*HYL*LUS!)?-..-PUTTING*ON*MYE*/-BLACK*NYC*CAP!)?-..THIS*M- ARCH*/-..-CHILLY*LY*CAPO*COLD(!)-&*MYE*/-..(DEAR*FRIEND*GOING/-._O*MERTA(!);?-WF’- COM*PLI*CATIONS/-..-(WHILE*IN*SURGERY!)-..-IN*CALI*FORN*I*IA..(-LOUISE*BITING/-HER*- NAILS/-..PAINTED*BLACK(!))?-..-WHIE*JOHN*PHOTO*GRAPH/-.ED.-(THE*WHOLE*DYING*EPIT- HAPH*/-..-(LIKE*EUROPEAN*SHROUDS*HEAD?)-..-BILL’S*HEAD*SPIN*NING/-..-LIKE*OKLA*HO MA*TOR*NAD*O/-..-NEAR*SHAWNEE/-..-OR*OKLA*/-..PAN*HANDLE(!)?-.. THAT*HE*USED*T- O/-..(RUN*TO*!?)-..-&*(THAT*I*RAN*FROM!)?-..IN*(TORNADO*ALLEY!)?-..-SOME*THING*LIKE- KELLY*RHOADS/-..-WF”(RED*STOCK*INGS/-..-(THAT*I*DID/-..-IN*NYC.-..2004(!)-..-(IN*OIL*RED PAINT)-..-(HER*SITTING*ON*MYE*/-..(ROUND*TABLE!)?-..WHILE*HIS*FATHER/-..(POINTED*OU- T/-..-&*(SAID*THAT’S*A*BEAUTY(!?)-..-(YES*YES/-..-”I*LIKE*IT!)?-..-ME*GRABBING*THE*PAINT-.. TO*KEEP*WILLIAM*/-..-(FROM*GETTING*INTO*IT!?)-..(SOME*RED*PAINT*/-..-(STILL*WET(!!!!!!! !)?-..-(HER*AGOG/-..-&*PLEASURE*SMILING!)?-..ME*SAD*/-..-&*(DOWN*TRODDEN/-..-*LOSIN- G*ONE*OF/-..-(MYE*BEST*GIRLS*/-..-(LIKE*BLOOD*RED*PIGS/-..-*HEART!)?..-ON-(ANIS”S*HO -G *FARM(!)?..-&*(REMEM*BER*ING/-.._(HITCH*HIKE*ING/-..-(SHE*SAID/-..-&*(LEFT*IN*FRON- T-..(CHICKEN*SHACK/-..-UTAH*/-..-AS*?(-WORKING*GIRL!?)_&-(LEG*BONE*TRICKS!?)_..-&*OT- ER*/-..-MAL*GIRL*/-..-*FUNCTION’S/-.-(LED*HER*TO*NYC.-&*MYE*ART*STUDENT’S*CLASS?)!? -TO*BECOME*A*KINDA*/-..(YOU*LOUISE*CHICK?_>>OF*?>>(ONE*OF*MYE*PAINTINGS!(?)- IN*CAN_CAN*ATTIRE*(!?))-..-LEG”S*OPEN*TO?_>(MAN’or-WOMAN’S*DESIRE!)?-SO*SEZ*YO> &*SO*(SOME*ONE*SHOULD*‘AVE*SAID/-..OR*TAUGHT*THE*CROW*/-..-(AT*TOP*-..UV’*-..? *ROOM!?_..TO*CROW*ABOUT*--HIS*FANCY*(DOUBLE*TALKING*TUNE!)?-..-(WITH*OUT*SPLI- T*TING/-..(!?)-..(HIS*TONGUE*/-..-TO*SAY*/-..(NEVER*MORE*BILL*/-..-YOUR*NO*PARROT(!)?- EVEN*BYE*BUYING*KELLY*?_?AS-(YOUR*HEART”S*FULL*FILL*MENT*/-..-N’(RED*STOCKINGS? -SHE*SAID*/-..-(THAT*LOUISE*APPROVED/-WF’-HANDS*DOWN/-..&*(RED*GARTER*BELT*?-???_????) PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. POEM*THREE- I*SHOULD’NT*/-..-AVE’*BEEN*THERE(!)?-..-ME*ALL*STEAM*ING*HOT*/-..WF’*/-..DIA*BETES?? -AT*THREE*-0*CLOCK*am.-..(IN*MORN*ING!)?-..(THREE*HOOTS/-..-FOR(*OLD*BOY*SCOUTS*/- NEAR*FT.*SMITH,-..*AR*KAN*SAW(!)?-..-COLLECT*ING*/-..(MYE*WITS*&*LONG*EARED*BA-? TS!)?-..AS*SPECI*MANS/-..-(GREAT*HORNED*OWL’S/-..-(*PELLETS*/-..GRATI*FIED/-..(BYE*PRO- B*ING*NEEDLE*/-..-(THE*SHIN*BONE/-..-CONNECTED*TO*LEG*BONE)-..CONNECTED*TO*F0 -OT*BONE*SCATS*(!)?-..(BUT*BOY’S/-..-WILL*BE*BOYS!?)?-..-&*(DAVY*BOWLIN’S*CHAMP*IO -N-*SHIP(!)?-..IT*WAS*SO*COLD/-..N*-(DEM*DAYS*/-..OH*HOW*THE*(HOT*COFFEE*TASTES-SO-?- GOOD(!)? PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. POEM*FOUR- -BUT*(LOCKED*IN*TO*RED*GRANITE*ROCKS/?-..-(SWEEZ*ING*MY*RIB*CAGE/-..-LIKE*(GO-N N-A/-..-(BE*/-..-*BORE*D/-?..-AS* -IN*..?-(TO*MORROW’S/-..-*FORE*SHORE*/-..-LIKE* I - HEAR-? HEAR*NG/-..*VOICES*/-..-(N’*N.Y>C?/-..-*LATER*/-..(-ON*DARK*GREEN/-..-(FIRE*ESCAPE!?)-..- -(CALL*THEM*NUDE*QUAKES/-..-(LIKE*MYE*PAINTINGS?-..-IN*OILS/-..-OR*ACRY*LICS/-(RED*- *M-USTER!)???-..-&(SUCH*DARK*CAVES/-..-VOICE*ING/-..-(LIKE*BAT’S/-..-(CHEE*CHEE*CHEE)!?- CON*FUSE*ION/-..-N’-(LOWER*MAN*HATTAN’S/-..-(PUERTO*RICO’S/-..-DRUGG*ED*LAMENT? )(THINKING*COM*PLAIN*INGS/-..-THE*WAY*TO*GO/-..--IN*SING*SONG/-..-TRUTH*VERSUS* VER*SUS*/-..-(LIFE*COULD*BE/-..-&*WOULD*BE*DIFF*ER*ENT(!)?-..-(FOR*SHIRLEY*SMITH/-..-FR KANSAS*&*-(HOL*STEIN*COWS!)?-..-&*(I*AGREE*ED/-..-WF’*HER*-..*ASS*UMPTION/-..BE*C- AUSE*SHE*WANT*ED/-..-&*WAS*STANDING*NUDE*(!?)?_..-THE*PHAM*TOM’/-..-(+HAD*BOU GHT*HIS*MISTRESS/-..-A*RED**FOX*COAT/-..-(-FULL*LENGHT?_>>BUT*SAID* ?_>>(PLEASE*-?? KILL*THE*-..THE*MOUSE*/-..(-UNDER*THE*SINK!)?-..(PHILIP*/- ..-THEY*GIVE*ME*THE*(CREAPY *CRAWLER’S/-..&*LET*THE*RED*FOX*FUR*/-..-(FALL*AWAY*/-..-FROM*CUME*PLEATLY/- ..-(NU -DE*BODY!??_? -&*(HER*RED*/-..-(HAIR*ED*MUFF!?)_..-(&*the*RED*HAIR*ED*MOUSE!)?-..-WAITING*FOR*P(!? IIN *K*/-..-HIS*RED* EN TRY !?)_..-MAY*BE*?_>>-(ABOUT*4:OO PM!?)_..-(!?)-..-(THAT*DAY*BE-? ING*TUESDAY*(!)? PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. POEM*FIVE: I -GUESS*IT’S*IN/-..-(MY*FATE*/-..-SHE*SAID*(!?)-..-DO*YOU*WANT*/-..-(SUM*HOT*COFFEE!? I*CON*STAN*LY*?-..-(ALL*WAY’S/-..-BEING*HARROW*ED/-..-(BYE*SEX!)?-../-&*GOD*DESS’S*- ”*&*THE*PHAN*TOM*/-..-(HAVE*BROKEN*UP/-..-&*I*NEED*SEX*)!?..(RIGHT*NOW/-..-ME*BU SILY/-..-(SEARCH*ING/-..FOR*IM*AGE*I*NARY*MOUSE/-..UNDER*SINK*ING/-..REAL*I*LI*ZAT ONS*THAT*NOTH*ING/-..-WAS*TRUE(!!!!!!!)?- ..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. POEM*SIX: -SEEM*ING*LY/-..-ONE*MUST*BE*READY(!?)-..-(WHEN*THE*MUSE*SPEAKS/-..&*RE*SPOND-IN -G*T-O*&*LISTEN*VERY*CLOSE*LY/-..-(TO*THE*POET’S*TONGUE/-..-*TO*THE*WORD*COUNT ED*F OR-M!?)?-..-&*NOTICE*/-..-MY*WORDS*/-..-(FLOW*OUT/-..-LIKE*WATER!)?-SEZ*YOU*MA- CKY*/-..-IN*SAC*RO*DE*SANT*BELIEF(!))?-..OKAY*DAR*LIN(!)?-.-(SO*GOOD*/-..-SO*WELL!?)- -&*WHEN*I*HEARD*/-..-THAT*LOUD*POP(!)?-..-IN*THE*REFRIGERATOR*/-..-THAT*GREG*THE*- GREEDY*ONE*/-..-ONE*OF*TWO*BROS*/-..-GAVE*ME*OUT*OF*GUILT(?)-..-(THAT*ALL*WAYS HAD*/-..-a*(MOUSE*SMELL*/-..-MAY*BE*PLANTED*in*(?)..-AS*PRIVATE*PLOT(!????)-..-AS*SAM -E*DAY*SER*VICE-(???)-..-GANGS*(RUN*NING*AMUCK*/-..-N*‘CON*STANT*SLAUGHTER*FO- R*CONTROL*/-..-OF*THE*MANY*COCAINE*HEROINE*/-..-AID’S*/-..-(YOU*NAME*IT/-..-BEND- *ING*OVER*/-..-NOT*MY*THING*/-..-(BEING*EX*TREMLY*HETERO)!?-..-(AS*WOMAN’S*MYE? -LOVE*DARLIN’-..-&*THERE*SEEM’S/-..-NO*WAY*TO*FIX/-..-THE*ETERNAL*CLOCK/-..-EVEN*W- F/-..-A*SET*OF*ETER*NAL*KEYS/-..-(SENT*TO*ME*/-..-FROM*ROME/-..-&*EVEN*/-..-WRAPPED- N’/-..-(GOLD*FOIL*POPE’S*MONEY*LIRA)???-..-*EVEN*/-..WF’-(SOCRATES*PHILOSOPHY!)?-..-?? -OR*SOCRATES*PEBBLES*/-.,,-IN*BLOODY*MOUTH*(!)?-..-AS*ENGLISH*-**COCK****OLD(!)? -&*A*/-..(MOTHER’S*VER*BAL**IN*TENT*/-..-OR*USUAGE*/-..-OR*VISUAL*PROOF*/-..UV’*W ACO*MAMA*/-..&*COMMIE*MAMA*/-..-(WRAPPED*AROUND*/-..&*LOCKED*IN*/-..-LIS*BEAN *(LICK*A*LIKES*LUCK*)?-..-(&*THE*EARTH*CON*STANT*LY/-..-VIBRATE*ING/-..-OR*SHIM*ME- R*ING*/-..-FROM*SHALE*DIS*PLACE*MENTS/-..-CALL*THEM*EARTH*QUAK*ES!)?-..-MAN*MA- -DE*/-..-THROUGH*OUT*EARTH’S*SUR*FACE’S(!)?-..-EVEN*IN*STATE*/-..-OF*OKLA*HOMA*)!? I*WONDER*/-..-HOW*MUCH*/-..(OIL*RIGHT’S*CAN*BE*/-..*RE*VERT*ED*)?-..-ASK*MY*SIS*T ER(!)????-..-WHO*MADE*DE*CIS*ION*/-..-TO*SELL*OIL*RIGHTS/-..-FOR*FREE(!)?-..-WITH*OUT? -(CON*SULT*ING*-ISSUES*/-..-WF’*ME(!)?-..-YEAH*-ED*RIE’S*MAE’S/-..*DAUGHTERS*DE*CIS* ION*/-..-..-YEAH*DAISY*MAE’S/-..-AL*CAP*/-..(FUNNY*PAPER’S/-..-LIL*AB*NER’S*BLONDE*JO- OURN*AL*IST*Y*JOY*(!)? ..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. POEM*SEVEN: =THERE*YOU*R’/-..-(*AGAIN*/-..-(LIKE*A*REG*U*LAR*NEW’SPAP*ER*/..-GIVING*ME*FIRST*- PLACE*ON*YOUR*-(SPORT’S*PAGE/-..-PLAY*ING*-(THIRD*BASE*/-..FOR*JESUS!)?-..-&*RIDE*(!- ING*/-..-TO*HO*BOKEN*-(!?)_..WHEN*I*WANT*TO*GO*/-..TO(PENN.STATION!)?_ES*PEC*I* LY/-..-ON*_(RAINY*DAY”S!)?_..WHEN*I*WANT*TO*GO*/-..-(TO*GET*?BROOK*LYN*SQUARE ‘S/-..-(TO*GET*MYE*/-..-(POME*A*DORO?_>>FOR*THE*WEEK’S*TOMATO*ACID*I*T-IRON(!)? -THEN*WHEN/-..-LATER*IN*THE*NIGHT*/-..(LORRAINE*CALL’S*COMPLAIN*ING*UV’*PAIN(!?) )-..-(WITH*OUT*HOPE*/-..-(THAT*MAY*BE*/-..-(SHE’S*BEEN*/-..-(MIS*DIA*NOSED/-..THAT*MA -Y*BE*/-..-*SHE*DOES*NOT*/-..(HAVE*CANCER*/-..-STILL*ALIVE/-..-(AFTER*DOc’s/-GIVE*HER*- ONE*MORE*YEAR*/-..-(TO*LIVE*!)? -(CRY*ING*LIKE*HER*FEM*I*NINE/-..-(RAGGI*TY*ANNE* -!?)-..-(A*LITTLE*MORE/-..-(THAN*DIS*TURB*ING/-..=BUT*AFTER*/-..-TALK*ING*TO*JESUS(!?)_?- -I*DE*CIDED*TO*HEAT*/-..-(THE*SQUARES/-.-&*(DRINK*THE*COKE*/-..(ICE*COLD*$1.49*GI-*** ANT*DRINK*/-..-FOR*IT’S*SUGAR*CALORIES*/-..-(SO*BE*IT*WILLARD*RUFUS*/-..-(FROM*ALA* -BAMA*/-..-(TRY*ING/-..-FOR*DY*ING/-..-(FOR*MYE*SWEET*-LO*R*RAINE*AL*WAY’S*NEVER’S. -YET*BRAVO*PIZZA*/-..AT*30TH*STREET/-..&*EIGHT*AVE/-..-MAKES*SOME*DAM*GOOD ****** SI*CI*LIAN-*SQUARES(!)?-..-(SINCE*I*LIVED*A*YEAR/-..-(IN*ROME’S/-..-RE*CIVE*ING/-..-1986-** PRIX*de*ROMA’S*(HONOR*FOR*PAINTING/-..-&*DOING*104*/-..-(CON*STRUZ*ION*ES/-..-&*?-*** 100*SEPARATE*PAINTINGS(!)?-..-(SO*I*KNOW*WHAT*/-..-(I*AM*TALKING*ABOUT!)?-=*ME*-?*** PROF*ESSOR*EMIR*I*TUS(!)?-..&*WAS*ASKED*/-..-(TO*VISIT/-..-(TO*GIVE*MYE*O*PINION!?)*** -TO*THE*/-..-HEAD*HONCHO*RESTOR*IER/-..-UV’-(THE*SIS*TINE*CHAPEL*/-..-UV’*-(MI*CHEL-. LI-ANG*A*LO(!)?-..-JAPAN*ESE*CHEMICALS*&*PAINT*/-..-WERE*USED*TURN*ING*THE*MAES- —THE*MAEST*RO*/-..-INTO*(JAPANESE*PAINTED*TOILET*/-..-or*CHEAP*FAST*FOOD*/-..-(!!!!!!??-************I*TALIAN*I/-..OR*TURNED*IT*INTO*-AN**TAL*IAN*GAB*I*NETTA(!)?-..-(?????????-*************************WHILE*UP*-ON*SCAFF*OLD*ING/-.. -THE*(CHIEF*RESTOR*IOR/-..-??AFTER*HIS*QUEST*ION-.._”IS*IT*GOOD*/-RES*TOR*ATION/-.”?.-(??????)-&-(“I*SAID*NO*/-..-(!!!!?????)(!!!!!!!!!!?))..-YOU*HAVE*TAKEN*AWAY*TIME*/-..-&*CENTURIES*OF*IN*CENSE(!?????????-HIM*GRIN*NING/-..WF’(WORLD*FINGER*UP-..*SHUSH(!)? &*TIME*OF*TOUCH?_>TIME*CRACKS>/-………………………****(LIKE*THE*PAINTED*HAND(!)?_..(YOU*IN*ESS*CENCE*/-..—*YOU**HAVE*DES*TROY*/-..*-ED(!?)-..-M*COL*LO’S*WORK(!?)??? -(HUSH*HUSH*/-..-THOSE*PEOPLE/-...-(DOWN*BELOW*R’/-..-THE*MONEY*PEOPLE-&*MIGHT*- (HEAR*YOU*/-..-YOU*DAM*AMERICAN*ARTISTS*/-..-(R’*TOO*TRUTH*FULL)?-&*(I*LOOKED*A BASH*ED(!)?-..-&*(SHA*GRIN*NED/-..-&*APPALLED*(!)?--WHICH*REMINDS*ME/-..UV’*I*READ* IN*(FLORENTINE’S/-..PRIME*NEWS*PAPER/-..(THAT*20th*CENTURY*ITALIAN*WORKERS/-..*HA- DRILLED*OUT*AT*BASE*UV’/-..(DU*O*MO*2!?)-..&*(THAT’S*WHY*IT*/-..-WAS*OPEN*ING*F- ROM*(TOP*LIKE*ORANGE!?)-..-&*(THE*ITALIAN’S*WERE*USING*STEEL*CABLES/-..-TO*TRY*T- O*TY*a*15*CENTURY*DUOMO*/-..(LIKE*HUMP*I*TY*DUMP*ITY/-..-BACK*TO*GETHER*AGA- IN(!)?-..wf’-..(20th*CENTURY*/-..-PUN*IN*TEND*ED)?? ..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. POEM*EIGHT: -&*AGAIN*PHONE*RING*ING*AGAIN*/-..-HELLO*YOUNG*MAN-*AGAIN*/-..(IT’S*ME*HELE- N*LIEB*HABER*?-..-FROM*-(HOUSE*/-..-UV’*CRIM*ANAL*INSANE(!?)-..-(YOUNG*MAN*/-I*H-? OPE*YOU*DON’T*MIND*/-..-YOUNG*MAN*ME*CALLING*AGAIN*/-..AS*IT’S*WED*NES*DA Y*?_*&-..(AFTER*TUES*DAY!)?_..-&*(YOUNG*MAN*I*WANT*TO*STEAL(!?)_..-YOUR*HEART*A -WAY*(!?)_..-AS*IT’S*APRIL*26th*2017/-..-at*9:15AM(!)”?-..(Good*Morning*LOVE*!)?-..ER(!?)-& *AGAIN*/-..-(GOOD*MORN*ING*YOUNG*MAN!)?..-ME*DIZZY*FROM*THE(VERBAL*REPEATS )!?_..(MYE*TOES*CRAMP*ING*FROM*DIA*BETIS*WIGG*LING*/-..-IN*BED*/-..-!?)-..&*HOPE*I- ING*THEY*WOULD*NOT*/-..(BE*AMP*U*TATED*/-..-BYE*SOME*OVER*IN*DULGE*ANT*SUR- GEON*/-..(HIRED*BYE*SPECT*RUM*/-..3*WAY*PLAN!)?-..-PHONE/COM*PUTER/-T.V.(!)?-*YES?- *HELEN*WHAT*DO*YOU*WISH*/-..*NOW*/-..MYE*BOOK/-..(PER*TAIN*ING*TO*OUR*LOV- E*HAS*NOT*HIT*THE*(FRENCH*PRESSES*YET!)?-..-BUT*IN*I*TAL*IAN*YES(!)?-SO*YOUR*YOU NG*MAN*/-..(WILL*LOOK*GOOD!)_..-(WHILE*YOU*STEAL*HIS/-..-HEART*A*WAY(!)?-..*AD*? -NAUSE*UM(!)?-..-I*CAN’T*GIVE*YOU*BUT/-..n(SEVEN*MINUTES!?)-..-(BE*CAUSE*YOU*CALLE- D*ALL*NIGHT*?..-SAY*ING/-..-WAKE*UP*YOUNG*MAN(!)?-..-*DON’T*REMIND*ME*/-..UV’*Y EARS*THAT*HAVE*FLOWN*BYE*/-..-(SINCE*YOU*/-..-WERE*19!?)-..-(RARE*IN*TO*GO(!?)_-??? ANY*WHERE*FROM*BREN*TAN*OS/-..-(WF*ME*TO*BE*COME*POET!)?-..(OH!?-THOSE*WER- THE*DAY’S!)?_..-(EH!)?-..-&*(YOU*SAID*/-..THE*ONLY*WAY/-..-(YOU*COULD*SEE*ME*/-BE*C AUSE*OF*HELENA*(!)?-..-WAS*TO*POSE*/-..&*LET*ME*PAINT*YOU(!))?..-HELLO*OLD*GIRL(?) -WE*?(DID*IT*YOU*WF’*BAD*SENT*I*MENT/-..-(GERMAN*FARM*GIRL’D/-..-&*(I*AN*FRESH* OKIE?*FOND*LING*YOUR*KISSES*/-..-AT*EVERY*BREAK*/-..YOU*WANT*ED/-..-BEYOND*TB*- ’S*DE-STRUC*TIVE*/-..(BALL*ARD’S*BIS*QUITS!)?-..-&*I*WARN*ED*YOU*-(NOT*TO!)?_..-BUT*YOU*WOU-D*NOT*LISTEN(!)”?-..(&*YOU*-GAVE*me*YOUR*?_-*BEST_*HEART*AWAY(!)? .-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. POEM*NINE: -HELLO*YOUNG*MAN(!)?-..-(lets*Have*a*Des*cent*CON*VERSE*SATION*YOU*LIS*TEN*ING*ME *TALK*ING*/-..-YOU*LIST*EN*ING*/-..-(ME*TALK*ING!!!!)?-..&*-(DO*I*HAVE*TO*RE*PEAT?_? -(BALABB/-..ER?)_..(BABBER*ER?)_..(BLAB*BER-ER!!!?)-..--HELLO*YOUNG*MAN/-..-DO*YOU*WA NT*ME*TO*GET*OUTTA*HERE*/-..-&*COME*BE*WITH*YOU(!)?-..-(RE*MEMBER*ING*HER*AT- 19*YRS./-..-NOW*71*YRS./-..-&*(GUARD*ING*THE*(ART*BOX*STATION?)..-WF’*ONLY*A*FE- W*SCRAG*GLY*HAIRS*ON*HEAD!)-..-FROM*(TIMES’*E*RAISE*MENT?)_..-VERY*FEW*TEETH*- MEAN*ING*/-..TO*GUM*IT(!)????..-&*(NOT*HEAR*ING*A*LICK?)-..-&*I*STILL*USE*NO*DEO- DER*ANT*/-..-R*WASH*AT*MY*YOUNG*AGE(!)?-..-(YOUNG*MAN!)?-..-ALSO*RE*MEMBER*IN G*ARIS*(YOUNG*STRONG*SMELLING*/-..-ARIES*GIRL*STUDENT*/-..AT*-(Art*Students*LEAU-? GUE*-..-(WHERE*I*TAUGHT*FOR*25*YEARS*A*LIFE*CLASS!)?_..-&*I*AM*NOT*AD*VER*SED? TO*-/-..(FE*MALES*IN*HEAT*/-..-&*SOME*FE*MINE*SMELLS*/-..-IN*DE*SIRE*/-..-TO*COP*U*- LATE*(!)?-..-WHICH*ARIES*LIVED*IN*(!?)-..-(DRUG*GE*STASH*HOUSE*BLDG./-..-IN*(LOWER*? GRUNGE*BLDG./-..-&*EVEN*I*/-..-ASKED*HER*/-..TO*GO*WASH*/-..(FOR*MYE*SAKE!?)_..?? -AS*SOME*TIMES*PEOPLE*/-..-(LIVE*SO*LONG!?)_..-(WITH*OUT*WASH*ING/-..-CAN*NO*L0 NGER*SMELL*THEM*SELVES()?-..&*(-HAVE*TO*BE*RE*MIND*ED/-..-IF*THEY*STILL*WANT*A*- FEW*FRIENDS*/-..-THIS*IS*NECES*SARY(!)?-..-(SWEET*SWEAT*CLEAN*MEAT!)?_..-LOWER*EAS -T*SIDE*MAN*HATTAN(!)?-..&*SOME*TIMES*/-..-DREAM*HEAVEN*TIS*POSSIBLE(!?)-..-THANK* GOD*/-..FOR*THIS*APPLE*MAC*/-..-PUT*IN*MYE*ABODE*/-..-WHILE*I*WAS*/-..-UP*STATE*-? AD*I*ROND*ACKS/-..IN*SUMMER-***/-..1999(!?)-..-WHEN*I*CAME*BACK*/-..IN*SEPT./-COU- D*N’T*GET*MY*16’/-.-(FRESH*WATER*PLASTIC*CHALLENGER/-..-IN*NYC>-..-BECAUSE*COM*- PUT-TER*/-..WAS*BLOCK*ING*MY*EN*TRAD*A(!!!!?)?-..(SMALL*LOFT*BUILD*ING*PLACE!?)-..? -HELLO*YOUNG*MAN(!)?-..-*********-ETC. ..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. POEM*TEN: &*-SHE*JUST*KEPT*ON*/-..-ON*TALK*ING*/-..-*ON*PHONE(!)?-..-WHILE*BETTY*BLANK/-..-JU- ST*KEPT*ON*PAINT*ING/-..-HER*P.H.D./-..BROOK*LYN*(DRIVE*IN**PAINT*ING-..-(AS*STUD-? ENT*OF*MYNE/-..-THAT*THROUGH*THE*YEARS/-..-HAS*MARRIED*?_>>&*MOVED*TO*/-..-* -STATE*of*NEW- JERSEY(!)?-WHICH*LEADS*ME TO*SAY*/-.-THAT*I*MIGHT*BE*/-..THE*O*RIGN(!!!???)_AL*(?)?- *I*NAL*ADAM-*BEING*BORN*/-..-WITH*OUT*SECOND*RIB*/-..-N’/-..*Pauls*Valley*OKLAH-? */- .VIA*DR.VACHEL*LIND*SEY/-..-OR*IN*NYC*/-..,-WITH*FIRST*RIB**CON*G-ENT*I*TI*LY*- -*MISSING*/-..-BUT*THE*THINK*ING*/-..-THAT*ALL*ARTIST’s/-..-have*to*Have*SOME?-DE*M- AIMED*ED/-..-*PHY*I*CAL*/-..-N’*CAPLE*MENT*?_..-TIS*NOT*ONLY*STUPID*/-..-BUT*a*MALE *FRaction*Uv’*Bi-B*(!?)- -*I*CAL**BIBLE*MAL*FACTION(!)?_..&-(MIGHT*BE*some*UV’/-..-THE*21ST**CENTURY*PSYCH- O*FACTIONS*/-..-THE*WORLD,*WON’T*WANT*/-..-TO*BE*A*TOU*LOUSE*/-..-OR*BIGOT*ED *JEAL*OUS*/-..-(LOOK*AT*HIS*/-..-*MAL*FARCT*ION/-..-(YEAH*!?-..*BABY*OF*THE*PHANT*- OM*OPERA(!)?-..-&*IT*MIGHT*CAUSE-/-..-(SECOND*THOUGHTS?)?-..-(SO*BE*IT*STANLEY*)!?? BUT*SOME*R”*?_>>_-ALL*WAY”S/-..-(SECOND*GUESS*ING*/-..-A*FIRST*REAL*A*L*_*ITY)??? -LIKE*MUDDY*WATER’S/-ONLY*THE*BOY’S/CAN*TELL*HOW*MUDDY*-...*H2O*CAN*GET(!)? ..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. -..*POEM*11: -&*(ALL*POEMS*/-..-ARE*WRITTEN/-..-(ELSE*WIZE*?)_..-(BREAK*ING*RULES*/-..-UV’*CLASSI*CAL*/-STAND*ARD/-..****QUA*TRAIN)!? -&*NOT*TO*BE*CHANGED*/-..-(BYE*ANY*ONE*/-PUBLIS*ER*/-*SON*SANDRO/-*BERT*ETC).- OR*(OTHER*IDIOTS?)?-WHERE*THE*EGO*..--TIS*BIGGER*THN*THEIR*INTELL*ECTS(!)? -(GIVE*ME*LIB*ER*TY/-..-WF’/-.-.*WORD’S*/-..---OR*GIVE*ME*LIT*ER*AL*HIERARCHICAL*/-..-DEATH(!?)-? -UNCLE*SAM*STILL*SAYS/-..WF’*FINGER*POINTING/-STRAIGHT*AT*YOU*AMERICA(!)? -(PAT*RICK*HENRY*/-..-(SAY’S*I*DON’T*KNOW*/-..-MAY*BE*-SHERRO’DS*RIGHT(!)? -..-*POEM*12: -SOME*SAY*/-..-DOES*HE*MEAN*IT(!?)?-..-(DOUBLE*ARIES*SHARI*/-..IN*FLORIDA*?_>>SAY”- *”S*YES(!)?_-HELEN*LIEB.-.._IN-*(HOUSE*OF*IN*SANE/-..-SAYS*(HER*MOTHER*SAYS*YES!))? -AS*AN*ARIES*DE*FUNCT(!)?-..-AMONG*THE*RED*POSIES(!)? ..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. -POEM*13: -&*I*Say*YES(!)?-..-(RIGHT*SIS*TER*SHIRLEY*/-..DO*GOOD*ER*BLACK*/-..-*N*EAST*HARLEM- *GROUP*/-..-(TRY*ING*TO*BRING*BACK*HARLEM’S*MUSIC*/-..-OF*DAY’S*ELE*GANCE/-..*? (DUKE*EL*LING*TON*SMOOTH*EASY*SPEAK*/-..-(WE*GOT*IT*/-..-LIKE*YOU*WANT*IT!?)_?- &*CAN*NOT*/-..-HAVE*IT*EVER*A*GAIN*(!?)-..-THE*5*BROOK*LYN*(WOMAN*SUFFRAGE*? )_-DO*GOODER*GROUP(!?)_..-(DOWN*IN*BROOK*LYN*!)?_..-&*WE*WANT*IT*BACK*/-..-LKE*RUSSIAN*PIANO(!)_>>-HOSI*M-OPH*HANO*BEAM*AH-*/-..-SERIAL*NUMBER-..-?YES*(247422-38)?..-(SENT*TO*ME*/-..-(BYE*LOVER?)-..-UV*-*PUTIN’S*LOVE*/-..-?-(DON’T*TELL*U>S>A>*ANY*THING(!)?-..&*TRUMP’S*RED*HAIR*ED*TOP(?)))) -FINI*!? .-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. PHILIP LAWRENCE SHER*ROD’S POETRY*BOOK -46:...-IS*-…-”(MIND*FIND!)”? -13*POEMS-.. *1ST*EDITION. -(C)COPYRIGHT.-..-JAN.01-(2017).


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Original*Poems:
-were*Created..&*Copyrighted..Aug.
2001.
All*-
Personal*Names..*Used..are*Fictional-
!../-?-
&..-*Created./-
...as*Original*Characters/-!..-
To*Represent*Symbolic-?
 *Human-*Relationships!..-
&*All*Created*..*Persons/-!(?)
..&***Personal*Names-?
..are*(-Over* 18yrs.-old!). -
The*Work..*Represents/-!
 ..an*Attempt..To*Explain/-
?..The*Vicissitudes??/-..&*Dilemmas/-?
of*Being*Modern*/-?..&*-
Dealing*With*/-
?…*Modern*Living/-
?..&*Human*Imagination/-?..(?)
-As*...-*Psychological*Factions(!)
Note:..Punctuation*Used*To*An*Excess/-
?..As*A*Way/-?..To*Guide*The*Reader/-?
-..Control*The*Reader/-..
To*The*Point..(!?)-Of*Understanding/-
..The*(Poet’s*Intent!)?..-As*Well*As..-
Create*An*Additional/-?..Art*Form!
     
 JANUARY 07, 2008-2016.

ABOUT MY POEMS:."these works/-..come
 from-..(Every*Day*Attempts!/-)?
..to *Communicate/-..With Others!(?)..-
(About..One's*/-..Intimate*Feelings!)?
..-Some*Tmes/-..Falling*Short/-..Of*/-
..Complete*/-..Dia*logue/-?..&*-Failing*-
..*All*Human*Understanding’S!(?)..
-or of*a.. Poet's*Concern*/-
..Of*LIMITED*Traditional*Boundaries!-..-
of*/-..&*For*/..- The Majority/-?..-
For*These*LIVING*..-
*IMAGES-..(!)?-...Are*Forced*/-
..Upon*One!..-Bye*the-....-(Un*Educated*/-
?..-Multi*/-..*Tudes!)?"(?)

(They*Are*Serious*Attempts/-..At*Love!)


Note: -all*mye*poetry/-..is written/-..as-..(the*Spoken*Word!)?          
& *Dedicated*/-..-To*The*Way/-..-Most*People*Speak/-!          
*Consciously/-&..Or*/-..UnConsciously(!)?..-&*(Are*Heard/-           ..With*All/-..*Those*/-..*Little*/)-..*IN*CON*GRUITIES/-           ..Of*Color*Full/-..In*Ventions/)-..&*Personalities/-..*Cre-           ating/-..Some*/-..Quite*Color*Full/-..Dramatic*Speech(!)?          
..Such*As/-..*The*Use/-..of*Slang/-..&*Colloquial*..-(
           (Small*Rural/-..To*Urbanites/-*Language(!)?..The*Way/-          ..You*Hear*Them*Speak/-..As*Opposed/-to The*(Proper*/-..           ..English*Dictum!)-..In*Short/-..I*Have*Taken*Liberties!
           ..As*A*Poet/-..To*Remind*America(!)?-of*The*Rich*-
            ness/-of*(..the/-..*American*Language!)?..But*Again/-..I*TAKE/-..
-LIBER*/-..*TIES(!)?
            -Using*Low*Class*Slang/-

..-With*Hier*Archial*Voice(!?)


POEM*ONE-
..-”(SWEET*TEA!/-..-FROM*ARI*ZONIA/-..-(AIN’T*GONNA*SAVE*YOU*BUDDY*!)-..-..”?-YOU*-..?
(CONSTANT*LY*BLISTER*ING/-..--*FROM*YOUR*READER’S/-..-ANG*IETY(!?)..LIKE*CAROL*(!?)-CONSTANT*LY/-..-(LIFT*TING*HER*/-..-(DRESS*/-..-AS*IF*/-..-(WILLIAM’S*BUERG/-..WAS*FOR-..
*EVER*(!)?-..(HER*SAY*ING/-..-(WHAT*TOOK*YOU/-..(SO*LONG!)?-..-(&*HAND*ING*ME*26*

-SELF*/-..-DE*FEAT*ISH*POEMS/-..(ALL*TYPYED*UP/-..-ON*QUALITY*POETS/-..-(PAPER!?)-..-(HER
-(BLUE*GREY*EYES/-..-STAR*RING/-..-(AT*ME*TO*ANSWER!)?-..(ME*LOOKING*AT*HER*NON-
CHA*LANT*LY)!?-..-(AS*IF/-..-(I*DIDN’T*HEAR*HER!)?)-..-(&*DONALD*TRUMP’S/-..- (SHEEP*ISH*-
GRIN*WAS*ALL*OVER/-..-(MYE*BI*QUS*PIDS?)-..(NOT*TO*MENTION/-..WERE*SMARTING!)!?

(BECAUSE*(SLUSH*MOUTH*SEEM’S/-..-TO*BE*FOR*EVER(!)”?-..(THIS*DIABITTUS*MELITIS/-.
.-IN
-SIP*I*DUS/-..-”*WULD*LIKE*A/-..(TALL*16oz./-..SAMUEL*ADAM’S/-..-(ICE*COLD*BOSTON*LA
-GER/-..-FROM*BOSTON(!)?-..-&*(MAY*BE*FILON*MIGON/-..-(MEDIUM*RARE*/-..-PINK*&*MA
-Y*BE*BLEEDING*/-..-AS*HOPE*/-..-IS*WHERE*YOU*/-..-(FIND*IT!)?-..-LIKE*KELLY*CALLING*FR-

OM*CALI*FORN*INA/-..-(WANT*ING*ME/-..-(-TO*LISTEN*TO*HER*MASTUR*BATE!)?-..-(ME*C-
HUCKLE*ING/-..-(AT*HER*AU*DACITY!)?-..-&*APPALL*ED/-..-OF*(*THE*YEARS*GONE*BYE!?_?)
-*&*ALL*THOSE*KANG*A*/-ROO*RATS/-..-(*DROWN*ING*/-..-N’-*the*ARROYO’S!)?-..-(BUT*WH-AT*THE*HECK*/-..-(I*CAN’T*/-..-SAVE*THEM*ALL(!?)?-..-IN*NEW*JERSEY-..-OR*P.A./-..-OR*NY--

C(!)?-..-ME*AM*ONLY*ME(!)?-..-LIKE*BEING*INTER*NATIONAL*POET*PAINTER*COMPOSER*A
-IN’T*/-.._*(E*NOUGH!)?..-FOR*A*RE*TIRE*D/-..-*TEACH*ING*MASTER/-..-(inTHE*GOOD*OLE * /-..BLANKETY*BLANK*/-..-(U>S>A>)? ..-(AS*SHE*SAID/-..-*ARE*YOU*RETIRED*/-..-R*NOT! ??-
-(ME*NOT*KNOWING*RETIRE*MENT/-..-(OR*HOW*TO*FILL*OUT-PAINTER/POET/COMPOSER-
-(*FORM*)!?-..(DEATH*LOOKING*AT*ME/-..-LIKE*IT*LOOK*ED/-..-AT*(BILL*PAXTON/-..MYE***-

COLLECTOR*/-(!?)-….-FROM*(SURGERY*COMPLI*CATIONS/-..-(!?)
-THAT*/-..
 DRINKING ITALIAN**YELLOW*OILO/-..-DIDN’T*SOLVE/-.._*US*-?
-AT*(GRAND*CENTRAL’S*CIPPRI*ANNI’S/-..-LADY’LOUSIE*/-..(!?)-
-NEW*BERRY’S/-..(RUBBING*MYE*LEG’S/-..-UNDER*THIGH*/-(!?)-
CLASS*TABLE(!)-..-(WF’*HIS*SILLY*PHOTOG*FRIEND/-?-*JOHN*-?
-..-(LOOKING*ON!))?-..-(LOVE*YA*BILL/-..-SO*DOES-*KELLY!)?

PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.


-POEM*TWO
-ON*THE*GO/-..(-ALL*WAYS*ON/-..(THE*GO*!)?-..(ALL*WAY’S*GOING*SOME*WHERE!)?-..*-
DROP*ING/-..(THE*TOILET*PAPER/-.-FOR*THINGS*/-..(THERE*A*BOUTS!)?-..-TRYING*TO*KEEP - *IT *CIVIL(!)?/-..(LIKE*AES*C*HYL*LUS!)?-..-PUTTING*ON*MYE*/-BLACK*NYC*CAP!)?-..THIS*M-
ARCH*/-..-CHILLY*LY*CAPO*COLD(!)-&*MYE*/-..(DEAR*FRIEND*GOING/-._O*MERTA(!);?-WF’-

COM*PLI*CATIONS/-..-(WHILE*IN*SURGERY!)-..-IN*CALI*FORN*I*IA..(-LOUISE*BITING/-HER*-
NAILS/-..PAINTED*BLACK(!))?-..-WHIE*JOHN*PHOTO*GRAPH/-.ED.-(THE*WHOLE*DYING*EPIT-
HAPH*/-..-(LIKE*EUROPEAN*SHROUDS*HEAD?)-..-BILL’S*HEAD*SPIN*NING/-..-LIKE*OKLA*HO
MA*TOR*NAD*O/-..-NEAR*SHAWNEE/-..-OR*OKLA*/-..PAN*HANDLE(!)?-.. THAT*HE*USED*T-

O/-..(RUN*TO*!?)-..-&*(THAT*I*RAN*FROM!)?-..IN*(TORNADO*ALLEY!)?-..-SOME*THING*LIKE-
KELLY*RHOADS/-..-WF”(RED*STOCK*INGS/-..-(THAT*I*DID/-..-IN*NYC.-..2004(!)-..-(IN*OIL*RED PAINT)-..-(HER*SITTING*ON*MYE*/-..(ROUND*TABLE!)?-..WHILE*HIS*FATHER/-..(POINTED*OU-
T/-..-&*(SAID*THAT’S*A*BEAUTY(!?)-..-(YES*YES/-..-”I*LIKE*IT!)?-..-ME*GRABBING*THE*PAINT-..

TO*KEEP*WILLIAM*/-..-(FROM*GETTING*INTO*IT!?)-..(SOME*RED*PAINT*/-..-(STILL*WET(!!!!!!!
!)?-..-(HER*AGOG/-..-&*PLEASURE*SMILING!)?-..ME*SAD*/-..-&*(DOWN*TRODDEN/-..-*LOSIN-
G*ONE*OF/-..-(MYE*BEST*GIRLS*/-..-(LIKE*BLOOD*RED*PIGS/-..-*HEART!)?..-ON-(ANIS”S*HO -G *FARM(!)?..-&*(REMEM*BER*ING/-.._(HITCH*HIKE*ING/-..-(SHE*SAID/-..-&*(LEFT*IN*FRON-

T-..(CHICKEN*SHACK/-..-UTAH*/-..-AS*?(-WORKING*GIRL!?)_&-(LEG*BONE*TRICKS!?)_..-&*OT-  ER*/-..-MAL*GIRL*/-..-*FUNCTION’S/-.-(LED*HER*TO*NYC.-&*MYE*ART*STUDENT’S*CLASS?)!?
-TO*BECOME*A*KINDA*/-..(YOU*LOUISE*CHICK?_>>OF*?>>(ONE*OF*MYE*PAINTINGS!(?)-
IN*CAN_CAN*ATTIRE*(!?))-..-LEG”S*OPEN*TO?_>(MAN’or-WOMAN’S*DESIRE!)?-SO*SEZ*YO>

&*SO*(SOME*ONE*SHOULD*‘AVE*SAID/-..OR*TAUGHT*THE*CROW*/-..-(AT*TOP*-..UV’*-..? *ROOM!?_..TO*CROW*ABOUT*--HIS*FANCY*(DOUBLE*TALKING*TUNE!)?-..-(WITH*OUT*SPLI-
T*TING/-..(!?)-..(HIS*TONGUE*/-..-TO*SAY*/-..(NEVER*MORE*BILL*/-..-YOUR*NO*PARROT(!)?-
EVEN*BYE*BUYING*KELLY*?_?AS-(YOUR*HEART”S*FULL*FILL*MENT*/-..-N’(RED*STOCKINGS?
-SHE*SAID*/-..-(THAT*LOUISE*APPROVED/-WF’-HANDS*DOWN/-..&*(RED*GARTER*BELT*?-???_????)

PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.


POEM*THREE-
I*SHOULD’NT*/-..-AVE’*BEEN*THERE(!)?-..-ME*ALL*STEAM*ING*HOT*/-..WF’*/-..DIA*BETES??
-AT*THREE*-0*CLOCK*am.-..(IN*MORN*ING!)?-..(THREE*HOOTS/-..-FOR(*OLD*BOY*SCOUTS*/-
NEAR*FT.*SMITH,-..*AR*KAN*SAW(!)?-..-COLLECT*ING*/-..(MYE*WITS*&*LONG*EARED*BA-?
TS!)?-..AS*SPECI*MANS/-..-(GREAT*HORNED*OWL’S/-..-(*PELLETS*/-..GRATI*FIED/-..(BYE*PRO-
B*ING*NEEDLE*/-..-(THE*SHIN*BONE/-..-CONNECTED*TO*LEG*BONE)-..CONNECTED*TO*F0
-OT*BONE*SCATS*(!)?-..(BUT*BOY’S/-..-WILL*BE*BOYS!?)?-..-&*(DAVY*BOWLIN’S*CHAMP*IO -N-*SHIP(!)?-..IT*WAS*SO*COLD/-..N*-(DEM*DAYS*/-..OH*HOW*THE*(HOT*COFFEE*TASTES-SO-?-
GOOD(!)?

PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.


POEM*FOUR-
-BUT*(LOCKED*IN*TO*RED*GRANITE*ROCKS/?-..-(SWEEZ*ING*MY*RIB*CAGE/-..-LIKE*(GO-N  N-A/-..-(BE*/-..-*BORE*D/-?..-AS* -IN*..?-(TO*MORROW’S/-..-*FORE*SHORE*/-..-LIKE* I - HEAR-? HEAR*NG/-..*VOICES*/-..-(N’*N.Y>C?/-..-*LATER*/-..(-ON*DARK*GREEN/-..-(FIRE*ESCAPE!?)-..-
-(CALL*THEM*NUDE*QUAKES/-..-(LIKE*MYE*PAINTINGS?-..-IN*OILS/-..-OR*ACRY*LICS/-(RED*-

*M-USTER!)???-..-&(SUCH*DARK*CAVES/-..-VOICE*ING/-..-(LIKE*BAT’S/-..-(CHEE*CHEE*CHEE)!?-
CON*FUSE*ION/-..-N’-(LOWER*MAN*HATTAN’S/-..-(PUERTO*RICO’S/-..-DRUGG*ED*LAMENT?
)(THINKING*COM*PLAIN*INGS/-..-THE*WAY*TO*GO/-..--IN*SING*SONG/-..-TRUTH*VERSUS*
VER*SUS*/-..-(LIFE*COULD*BE/-..-&*WOULD*BE*DIFF*ER*ENT(!)?-..-(FOR*SHIRLEY*SMITH/-..-FR
KANSAS*&*-(HOL*STEIN*COWS!)?-..-&*(I*AGREE*ED/-..-WF’*HER*-..*ASS*UMPTION/-..BE*C-

AUSE*SHE*WANT*ED/-..-&*WAS*STANDING*NUDE*(!?)?_..-THE*PHAM*TOM’/-..-(+HAD*BOU GHT*HIS*MISTRESS/-..-A*RED**FOX*COAT/-..-(-FULL*LENGHT?_>>BUT*SAID* ?_>>(PLEASE*-??
KILL*THE*-..THE*MOUSE*/-..(-UNDER*THE*SINK!)?-..(PHILIP*/- ..-THEY*GIVE*ME*THE*(CREAPY  *CRAWLER’S/-..&*LET*THE*RED*FOX*FUR*/-..-(FALL*AWAY*/-..-FROM*CUME*PLEATLY/- ..-(NU  -DE*BODY!??_?

-&*(HER*RED*/-..-(HAIR*ED*MUFF!?)_..-(&*the*RED*HAIR*ED*MOUSE!)?-..-WAITING*FOR*P(!? IIN *K*/-..-HIS*RED* EN TRY !?)_..-MAY*BE*?_>>-(ABOUT*4:OO PM!?)_..-(!?)-..-(THAT*DAY*BE-?
ING*TUESDAY*(!)?

PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.


POEM*FIVE:
I -GUESS*IT’S*IN/-..-(MY*FATE*/-..-SHE*SAID*(!?)-..-DO*YOU*WANT*/-..-(SUM*HOT*COFFEE!?
I*CON*STAN*LY*?-..-(ALL*WAY’S/-..-BEING*HARROW*ED/-..-(BYE*SEX!)?-../-&*GOD*DESS’S*- ”*&*THE*PHAN*TOM*/-..-(HAVE*BROKEN*UP/-..-&*I*NEED*SEX*)!?..(RIGHT*NOW/-..-ME*BU
SILY/-..-(SEARCH*ING/-..FOR*IM*AGE*I*NARY*MOUSE/-..UNDER*SINK*ING/-..REAL*I*LI*ZAT
ONS*THAT*NOTH*ING/-..-WAS*TRUE(!!!!!!!)?-

..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.


POEM*SIX:
-SEEM*ING*LY/-..-ONE*MUST*BE*READY(!?)-..-(WHEN*THE*MUSE*SPEAKS/-..&*RE*SPOND-IN -G*T-O*&*LISTEN*VERY*CLOSE*LY/-..-(TO*THE*POET’S*TONGUE/-..-*TO*THE*WORD*COUNT    ED*F OR-M!?)?-..-&*NOTICE*/-..-MY*WORDS*/-..-(FLOW*OUT/-..-LIKE*WATER!)?-SEZ*YOU*MA-
CKY*/-..-IN*SAC*RO*DE*SANT*BELIEF(!))?-..OKAY*DAR*LIN(!)?-.-(SO*GOOD*/-..-SO*WELL!?)-
-&*WHEN*I*HEARD*/-..-THAT*LOUD*POP(!)?-..-IN*THE*REFRIGERATOR*/-..-THAT*GREG*THE*-

GREEDY*ONE*/-..-ONE*OF*TWO*BROS*/-..-GAVE*ME*OUT*OF*GUILT(?)-..-(THAT*ALL*WAYS
HAD*/-..-a*(MOUSE*SMELL*/-..-MAY*BE*PLANTED*in*(?)..-AS*PRIVATE*PLOT(!????)-..-AS*SAM
-E*DAY*SER*VICE-(???)-..-GANGS*(RUN*NING*AMUCK*/-..-N*‘CON*STANT*SLAUGHTER*FO-
R*CONTROL*/-..-OF*THE*MANY*COCAINE*HEROINE*/-..-AID’S*/-..-(YOU*NAME*IT/-..-BEND-
*ING*OVER*/-..-NOT*MY*THING*/-..-(BEING*EX*TREMLY*HETERO)!?-..-(AS*WOMAN’S*MYE?

-LOVE*DARLIN’-..-&*THERE*SEEM’S/-..-NO*WAY*TO*FIX/-..-THE*ETERNAL*CLOCK/-..-EVEN*W-
F/-..-A*SET*OF*ETER*NAL*KEYS/-..-(SENT*TO*ME*/-..-FROM*ROME/-..-&*EVEN*/-..-WRAPPED-
N’/-..-(GOLD*FOIL*POPE’S*MONEY*LIRA)???-..-*EVEN*/-..WF’-(SOCRATES*PHILOSOPHY!)?-..-??
-OR*SOCRATES*PEBBLES*/-.,,-IN*BLOODY*MOUTH*(!)?-..-AS*ENGLISH*-**COCK****OLD(!)?

-&*A*/-..(MOTHER’S*VER*BAL**IN*TENT*/-..-OR*USUAGE*/-..-OR*VISUAL*PROOF*/-..UV’*W
ACO*MAMA*/-..&*COMMIE*MAMA*/-..-(WRAPPED*AROUND*/-..&*LOCKED*IN*/-..-LIS*BEAN
*(LICK*A*LIKES*LUCK*)?-..-(&*THE*EARTH*CON*STANT*LY/-..-VIBRATE*ING/-..-OR*SHIM*ME-
R*ING*/-..-FROM*SHALE*DIS*PLACE*MENTS/-..-CALL*THEM*EARTH*QUAK*ES!)?-..-MAN*MA-

-DE*/-..-THROUGH*OUT*EARTH’S*SUR*FACE’S(!)?-..-EVEN*IN*STATE*/-..-OF*OKLA*HOMA*)!?
I*WONDER*/-..-HOW*MUCH*/-..(OIL*RIGHT’S*CAN*BE*/-..*RE*VERT*ED*)?-..-ASK*MY*SIS*T
ER(!)????-..-WHO*MADE*DE*CIS*ION*/-..-TO*SELL*OIL*RIGHTS/-..-FOR*FREE(!)?-..-WITH*OUT?
-(CON*SULT*ING*-ISSUES*/-..-WF’*ME(!)?-..-YEAH*-ED*RIE’S*MAE’S/-..*DAUGHTERS*DE*CIS*

ION*/-..-..-YEAH*DAISY*MAE’S/-..-AL*CAP*/-..(FUNNY*PAPER’S/-..-LIL*AB*NER’S*BLONDE*JO-
OURN*AL*IST*Y*JOY*(!)?


..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.


POEM*SEVEN:
=THERE*YOU*R’/-..-(*AGAIN*/-..-(LIKE*A*REG*U*LAR*NEW’SPAP*ER*/..-GIVING*ME*FIRST*-
PLACE*ON*YOUR*-(SPORT’S*PAGE/-..-PLAY*ING*-(THIRD*BASE*/-..FOR*JESUS!)?-..-&*RIDE*(!-
ING*/-..-TO*HO*BOKEN*-(!?)_..WHEN*I*WANT*TO*GO*/-..TO(PENN.STATION!)?_ES*PEC*I*
LY/-..-ON*_(RAINY*DAY”S!)?_..WHEN*I*WANT*TO*GO*/-..-(TO*GET*?BROOK*LYN*SQUARE
‘S/-..-(TO*GET*MYE*/-..-(POME*A*DORO?_>>FOR*THE*WEEK’S*TOMATO*ACID*I*T-IRON(!)?


-THEN*WHEN/-..-LATER*IN*THE*NIGHT*/-..(LORRAINE*CALL’S*COMPLAIN*ING*UV’*PAIN(!?)
)-..-(WITH*OUT*HOPE*/-..-(THAT*MAY*BE*/-..-(SHE’S*BEEN*/-..-(MIS*DIA*NOSED/-..THAT*MA
-Y*BE*/-..-*SHE*DOES*NOT*/-..(HAVE*CANCER*/-..-STILL*ALIVE/-..-(AFTER*DOc’s/-GIVE*HER*-
ONE*MORE*YEAR*/-..-(TO*LIVE*!)? -(CRY*ING*LIKE*HER*FEM*I*NINE/-..-(RAGGI*TY*ANNE*
-!?)-..-(A*LITTLE*MORE/-..-(THAN*DIS*TURB*ING/-..=BUT*AFTER*/-..-TALK*ING*TO*JESUS(!?)_?-
-I*DE*CIDED*TO*HEAT*/-..-(THE*SQUARES/-.-&*(DRINK*THE*COKE*/-..(ICE*COLD*$1.49*GI-***
ANT*DRINK*/-..-FOR*IT’S*SUGAR*CALORIES*/-..-(SO*BE*IT*WILLARD*RUFUS*/-..-(FROM*ALA*
-BAMA*/-..-(TRY*ING/-..-FOR*DY*ING/-..-(FOR*MYE*SWEET*-LO*R*RAINE*AL*WAY’S*NEVER’S.


-YET*BRAVO*PIZZA*/-..AT*30TH*STREET/-..&*EIGHT*AVE/-..-MAKES*SOME*DAM*GOOD ****** SI*CI*LIAN-*SQUARES(!)?-..-(SINCE*I*LIVED*A*YEAR/-..-(IN*ROME’S/-..-RE*CIVE*ING/-..-1986-**
PRIX*de*ROMA’S*(HONOR*FOR*PAINTING/-..-&*DOING*104*/-..-(CON*STRUZ*ION*ES/-..-&*?-***
100*SEPARATE*PAINTINGS(!)?-..-(SO*I*KNOW*WHAT*/-..-(I*AM*TALKING*ABOUT!)?-=*ME*-?***
PROF*ESSOR*EMIR*I*TUS(!)?-..&*WAS*ASKED*/-..-(TO*VISIT/-..-(TO*GIVE*MYE*O*PINION!?)***


-TO*THE*/-..-HEAD*HONCHO*RESTOR*IER/-..-UV’-(THE*SIS*TINE*CHAPEL*/-..-UV’*-(MI*CHEL-.
LI-ANG*A*LO(!)?-..-JAPAN*ESE*CHEMICALS*&*PAINT*/-..-WERE*USED*TURN*ING*THE*MAES- —THE*MAEST*RO*/-..-INTO*(JAPANESE*PAINTED*TOILET*/-..-or*CHEAP*FAST*FOOD*/-..-(!!!!!!??-************I*TALIAN*I/-..OR*TURNED*IT*INTO*-AN**TAL*IAN*GAB*I*NETTA(!)?-..-(?????????-*************************WHILE*UP*-ON*SCAFF*OLD*ING/-.. -THE*(CHIEF*RESTOR*IOR/-..-??AFTER*HIS*QUEST*ION-.._”IS*IT*GOOD*/-RES*TOR*ATION/-.”?.-(??????)-&-(“I*SAID*NO*/-..-(!!!!?????)(!!!!!!!!!!?))..-YOU*HAVE*TAKEN*AWAY*TIME*/-..-&*CENTURIES*OF*IN*CENSE(!?????????-HIM*GRIN*NING/-..WF’(WORLD*FINGER*UP-..*SHUSH(!)?
&*TIME*OF*TOUCH?_>TIME*CRACKS>/-………………………****(LIKE*THE*PAINTED*HAND(!)?_..(YOU*IN*ESS*CENCE*/-..—*YOU**HAVE*DES*TROY*/-..*-ED(!?)-..-M*COL*LO’S*WORK(!?)???


-(HUSH*HUSH*/-..-THOSE*PEOPLE/-...-(DOWN*BELOW*R’/-..-THE*MONEY*PEOPLE-&*MIGHT*-
(HEAR*YOU*/-..-YOU*DAM*AMERICAN*ARTISTS*/-..-(R’*TOO*TRUTH*FULL)?-&*(I*LOOKED*A
BASH*ED(!)?-..-&*(SHA*GRIN*NED/-..-&*APPALLED*(!)?--WHICH*REMINDS*ME/-..UV’*I*READ*
IN*(FLORENTINE’S/-..PRIME*NEWS*PAPER/-..(THAT*20th*CENTURY*ITALIAN*WORKERS/-..*HA-
DRILLED*OUT*AT*BASE*UV’/-..(DU*O*MO*2!?)-..&*(THAT’S*WHY*IT*/-..-WAS*OPEN*ING*F-


ROM*(TOP*LIKE*ORANGE!?)-..-&*(THE*ITALIAN’S*WERE*USING*STEEL*CABLES/-..-TO*TRY*T-
O*TY*a*15*CENTURY*DUOMO*/-..(LIKE*HUMP*I*TY*DUMP*ITY/-..-BACK*TO*GETHER*AGA-
IN(!)?-..wf’-..(20th*CENTURY*/-..-PUN*IN*TEND*ED)??



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artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.



POEM*EIGHT:
-&*AGAIN*PHONE*RING*ING*AGAIN*/-..-HELLO*YOUNG*MAN-*AGAIN*/-..(IT’S*ME*HELE-
N*LIEB*HABER*?-..-FROM*-(HOUSE*/-..-UV’*CRIM*ANAL*INSANE(!?)-..-(YOUNG*MAN*/-I*H-?
OPE*YOU*DON’T*MIND*/-..-YOUNG*MAN*ME*CALLING*AGAIN*/-..AS*IT’S*WED*NES*DA
Y*?_*&-..(AFTER*TUES*DAY!)?_..-&*(YOUNG*MAN*I*WANT*TO*STEAL(!?)_..-YOUR*HEART*A
-WAY*(!?)_..-AS*IT’S*APRIL*26th*2017/-..-at*9:15AM(!)”?-..(Good*Morning*LOVE*!)?-..ER(!?)-&


*AGAIN*/-..-(GOOD*MORN*ING*YOUNG*MAN!)?..-ME*DIZZY*FROM*THE(VERBAL*REPEATS
)!?_..(MYE*TOES*CRAMP*ING*FROM*DIA*BETIS*WIGG*LING*/-..-IN*BED*/-..-!?)-..&*HOPE*I-
ING*THEY*WOULD*NOT*/-..(BE*AMP*U*TATED*/-..-BYE*SOME*OVER*IN*DULGE*ANT*SUR-
GEON*/-..(HIRED*BYE*SPECT*RUM*/-..3*WAY*PLAN!)?-..-PHONE/COM*PUTER/-T.V.(!)?-*YES?-
*HELEN*WHAT*DO*YOU*WISH*/-..*NOW*/-..MYE*BOOK/-..(PER*TAIN*ING*TO*OUR*LOV-

E*HAS*NOT*HIT*THE*(FRENCH*PRESSES*YET!)?-..-BUT*IN*I*TAL*IAN*YES(!)?-SO*YOUR*YOU
NG*MAN*/-..(WILL*LOOK*GOOD!)_..-(WHILE*YOU*STEAL*HIS/-..-HEART*A*WAY(!)?-..*AD*?
-NAUSE*UM(!)?-..-I*CAN’T*GIVE*YOU*BUT/-..n(SEVEN*MINUTES!?)-..-(BE*CAUSE*YOU*CALLE-
D*ALL*NIGHT*?..-SAY*ING/-..-WAKE*UP*YOUNG*MAN(!)?-..-*DON’T*REMIND*ME*/-..UV’*Y
EARS*THAT*HAVE*FLOWN*BYE*/-..-(SINCE*YOU*/-..-WERE*19!?)-..-(RARE*IN*TO*GO(!?)_-???

ANY*WHERE*FROM*BREN*TAN*OS/-..-(WF*ME*TO*BE*COME*POET!)?-..(OH!?-THOSE*WER-
THE*DAY’S!)?_..-(EH!)?-..-&*(YOU*SAID*/-..THE*ONLY*WAY/-..-(YOU*COULD*SEE*ME*/-BE*C
AUSE*OF*HELENA*(!)?-..-WAS*TO*POSE*/-..&*LET*ME*PAINT*YOU(!))?..-HELLO*OLD*GIRL(?)
-WE*?(DID*IT*YOU*WF’*BAD*SENT*I*MENT/-..-(GERMAN*FARM*GIRL’D/-..-&*(I*AN*FRESH*
OKIE?*FOND*LING*YOUR*KISSES*/-..-AT*EVERY*BREAK*/-..YOU*WANT*ED/-..-BEYOND*TB*-

’S*DE-STRUC*TIVE*/-..(BALL*ARD’S*BIS*QUITS!)?-..-&*I*WARN*ED*YOU*-(NOT*TO!)?_..-BUT*YOU*WOU-D*NOT*LISTEN(!)”?-..(&*YOU*-GAVE*me*YOUR*?_-*BEST_*HEART*AWAY(!)?



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artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.


POEM*NINE:
-HELLO*YOUNG*MAN(!)?-..-(lets*Have*a*Des*cent*CON*VERSE*SATION*YOU*LIS*TEN*ING*ME
*TALK*ING*/-..-YOU*LIST*EN*ING*/-..-(ME*TALK*ING!!!!)?-..&*-(DO*I*HAVE*TO*RE*PEAT?_?
-(BALABB/-..ER?)_..(BABBER*ER?)_..(BLAB*BER-ER!!!?)-..--HELLO*YOUNG*MAN/-..-DO*YOU*WA
NT*ME*TO*GET*OUTTA*HERE*/-..-&*COME*BE*WITH*YOU(!)?-..-(RE*MEMBER*ING*HER*AT-

19*YRS./-..-NOW*71*YRS./-..-&*(GUARD*ING*THE*(ART*BOX*STATION?)..-WF’*ONLY*A*FE-
W*SCRAG*GLY*HAIRS*ON*HEAD!)-..-FROM*(TIMES’*E*RAISE*MENT?)_..-VERY*FEW*TEETH*-
MEAN*ING*/-..TO*GUM*IT(!)????..-&*(NOT*HEAR*ING*A*LICK?)-..-&*I*STILL*USE*NO*DEO-
DER*ANT*/-..-R*WASH*AT*MY*YOUNG*AGE(!)?-..-(YOUNG*MAN!)?-..-ALSO*RE*MEMBER*IN
G*ARIS*(YOUNG*STRONG*SMELLING*/-..-ARIES*GIRL*STUDENT*/-..AT*-(Art*Students*LEAU-?
GUE*-..-(WHERE*I*TAUGHT*FOR*25*YEARS*A*LIFE*CLASS!)?_..-&*I*AM*NOT*AD*VER*SED?

TO*-/-..(FE*MALES*IN*HEAT*/-..-&*SOME*FE*MINE*SMELLS*/-..-IN*DE*SIRE*/-..-TO*COP*U*-
LATE*(!)?-..-WHICH*ARIES*LIVED*IN*(!?)-..-(DRUG*GE*STASH*HOUSE*BLDG./-..-IN*(LOWER*?
GRUNGE*BLDG./-..-&*EVEN*I*/-..-ASKED*HER*/-..TO*GO*WASH*/-..(FOR*MYE*SAKE!?)_..??
-AS*SOME*TIMES*PEOPLE*/-..-(LIVE*SO*LONG!?)_..-(WITH*OUT*WASH*ING/-..-CAN*NO*L0

NGER*SMELL*THEM*SELVES()?-..&*(-HAVE*TO*BE*RE*MIND*ED/-..-IF*THEY*STILL*WANT*A*- FEW*FRIENDS*/-..-THIS*IS*NECES*SARY(!)?-..-(SWEET*SWEAT*CLEAN*MEAT!)?_..-LOWER*EAS
-T*SIDE*MAN*HATTAN(!)?-..&*SOME*TIMES*/-..-DREAM*HEAVEN*TIS*POSSIBLE(!?)-..-THANK*
GOD*/-..FOR*THIS*APPLE*MAC*/-..-PUT*IN*MYE*ABODE*/-..-WHILE*I*WAS*/-..-UP*STATE*-?
AD*I*ROND*ACKS/-..IN*SUMMER-***/-..1999(!?)-..-WHEN*I*CAME*BACK*/-..IN*SEPT./-COU-
D*N’T*GET*MY*16’/-.-(FRESH*WATER*PLASTIC*CHALLENGER/-..-IN*NYC>-..-BECAUSE*COM*- PUT-TER*/-..WAS*BLOCK*ING*MY*EN*TRAD*A(!!!!?)?-..(SMALL*LOFT*BUILD*ING*PLACE!?)-..?

-HELLO*YOUNG*MAN(!)?-..-*********-ETC.


..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.


POEM*TEN:
&*-SHE*JUST*KEPT*ON*/-..-ON*TALK*ING*/-..-*ON*PHONE(!)?-..-WHILE*BETTY*BLANK/-..-JU-
ST*KEPT*ON*PAINT*ING/-..-HER*P.H.D./-..BROOK*LYN*(DRIVE*IN**PAINT*ING-..-(AS*STUD-?
ENT*OF*MYNE/-..-THAT*THROUGH*THE*YEARS/-..-HAS*MARRIED*?_>>&*MOVED*TO*/-..-* -STATE*of*NEW- JERSEY(!)?-WHICH*LEADS*ME TO*SAY*/-.-THAT*I*MIGHT*BE*/-..THE*O*RIGN(!!!???)_AL*(?)?-

*I*NAL*ADAM-*BEING*BORN*/-..-WITH*OUT*SECOND*RIB*/-..-N’/-..*Pauls*Valley*OKLAH-? */- .VIA*DR.VACHEL*LIND*SEY/-..-OR*IN*NYC*/-..,-WITH*FIRST*RIB**CON*G-ENT*I*TI*LY*- -*MISSING*/-..-BUT*THE*THINK*ING*/-..-THAT*ALL*ARTIST’s/-..-have*to*Have*SOME?-DE*M-
AIMED*ED/-..-*PHY*I*CAL*/-..-N’*CAPLE*MENT*?_..-TIS*NOT*ONLY*STUPID*/-..-BUT*a*MALE


*FRaction*Uv’*Bi-B*(!?)-
-*I*CAL**BIBLE*MAL*FACTION(!)?_..&-(MIGHT*BE*some*UV’/-..-THE*21ST**CENTURY*PSYCH-
O*FACTIONS*/-..-THE*WORLD,*WON’T*WANT*/-..-TO*BE*A*TOU*LOUSE*/-..-OR*BIGOT*ED
*JEAL*OUS*/-..-(LOOK*AT*HIS*/-..-*MAL*FARCT*ION/-..-(YEAH*!?-..*BABY*OF*THE*PHANT*-
OM*OPERA(!)?-..-&*IT*MIGHT*CAUSE-/-..-(SECOND*THOUGHTS?)?-..-(SO*BE*IT*STANLEY*)!??


BUT*SOME*R”*?_>>_-ALL*WAY”S/-..-(SECOND*GUESS*ING*/-..-A*FIRST*REAL*A*L*_*ITY)???
-LIKE*MUDDY*WATER’S/-ONLY*THE*BOY’S/CAN*TELL*HOW*MUDDY*-...*H2O*CAN*GET(!)?



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artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.


-..*POEM*11:
-&*(ALL*POEMS*/-..-ARE*WRITTEN/-..-(ELSE*WIZE*?)_..-(BREAK*ING*RULES*/-..-UV’*CLASSI*CAL*/-STAND*ARD/-..****QUA*TRAIN)!?
-&*NOT*TO*BE*CHANGED*/-..-(BYE*ANY*ONE*/-PUBLIS*ER*/-*SON*SANDRO/-*BERT*ETC).-
OR*(OTHER*IDIOTS?)?-WHERE*THE*EGO*..--TIS*BIGGER*THN*THEIR*INTELL*ECTS(!)?
-(GIVE*ME*LIB*ER*TY/-..-WF’/-.-.*WORD’S*/-..---OR*GIVE*ME*LIT*ER*AL*HIERARCHICAL*/-..-DEATH(!?)-?
-UNCLE*SAM*STILL*SAYS/-..WF’*FINGER*POINTING/-STRAIGHT*AT*YOU*AMERICA(!)?
-(PAT*RICK*HENRY*/-..-(SAY’S*I*DON’T*KNOW*/-..-MAY*BE*-SHERRO’DS*RIGHT(!)?



-..-*POEM*12:
-SOME*SAY*/-..-DOES*HE*MEAN*IT(!?)?-..-(DOUBLE*ARIES*SHARI*/-..IN*FLORIDA*?_>>SAY”-
*”S*YES(!)?_-HELEN*LIEB.-.._IN-*(HOUSE*OF*IN*SANE/-..-SAYS*(HER*MOTHER*SAYS*YES!))?
-AS*AN*ARIES*DE*FUNCT(!)?-..-AMONG*THE*RED*POSIES(!)?



..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.



-POEM*13:
-&*I*Say*YES(!)?-..-(RIGHT*SIS*TER*SHIRLEY*/-..DO*GOOD*ER*BLACK*/-..-*N*EAST*HARLEM-
*GROUP*/-..-(TRY*ING*TO*BRING*BACK*HARLEM’S*MUSIC*/-..-OF*DAY’S*ELE*GANCE/-..*?
(DUKE*EL*LING*TON*SMOOTH*EASY*SPEAK*/-..-(WE*GOT*IT*/-..-LIKE*YOU*WANT*IT!?)_?-
&*CAN*NOT*/-..-HAVE*IT*EVER*A*GAIN*(!?)-..-THE*5*BROOK*LYN*(WOMAN*SUFFRAGE*?
)_-DO*GOODER*GROUP(!?)_..-(DOWN*IN*BROOK*LYN*!)?_..-&*WE*WANT*IT*BACK*/-..-LKE*RUSSIAN*PIANO(!)_>>-HOSI*M-OPH*HANO*BEAM*AH-*/-..-SERIAL*NUMBER-..-?YES*(247422-38)?..-(SENT*TO*ME*/-..-(BYE*LOVER?)-..-UV*-*PUTIN’S*LOVE*/-..-?-(DON’T*TELL*U>S>A>*ANY*THING(!)?-..&*TRUMP’S*RED*HAIR*ED*TOP(?))))



-FINI*!?


.-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.



PHILIP LAWRENCE SHER*ROD’S POETRY*BOOK
-46:...-IS*-…-”(MIND*FIND!)”?   -13*POEMS-..
*1ST*EDITION. -(C)COPYRIGHT.-..-JAN.01-(2017).




PHILIP LAWRENCE SHER*ROD’S POETRY*BOOK
-46:...-IS*-…-”(MIND*FIND!”)?   -13*POEMS-..
*1ST*EDITION. -(C)COPYRIGHT.-..JAN.01-(2017).

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Original*Poems:
-were*Created..&*Copyrighted..Aug.
2001.
All*-
Personal*Names..*Used..are*Fictional-
!../-?-
&..-*Created./-
...as*Original*Characters/-!..-
To*Represent*Symbolic-?
 *Human-*Relationships!..-
&*All*Created*..*Persons/-!(?)
..&***Personal*Names-?
..are*(-Over* 18yrs.-old!). -
The*Work..*Represents/-!
 ..an*Attempt..To*Explain/-
?..The*Vicissitudes??/-..&*Dilemmas/-?
of*Being*Modern*/-?..&*-
Dealing*With*/-
?…*Modern*Living/-
?..&*Human*Imagination/-?..(?)
-As*...-*Psychological*Factions(!)
Note:..Punctuation*Used*To*An*Excess/-
?..As*A*Way/-?..To*Guide*The*Reader/-?
-..Control*The*Reader/-..
To*The*Point..(!?)-Of*Understanding/-
..The*(Poet’s*Intent!)?..-As*Well*As..-
Create*An*Additional/-?..Art*Form!
     
 JANUARY 07, 2008-2016.

ABOUT MY POEMS:."these works/-..come
 from-..(Every*Day*Attempts!/-)?
..to *Communicate/-..With Others!(?)..-
(About..One's*/-..Intimate*Feelings!)?
..-Some*Tmes/-..Falling*Short/-..Of*/-
..Complete*/-..Dia*logue/-?..&*-Failing*-
..*All*Human*Understanding’S!(?)..
-or of*a.. Poet's*Concern*/-
..Of*LIMITED*Traditional*Boundaries!-..-
of*/-..&*For*/..- The Majority/-?..-
For*These*LIVING*..-
*IMAGES-..(!)?-...Are*Forced*/-
..Upon*One!..-Bye*the-....-(Un*Educated*/-
?..-Multi*/-..*Tudes!)?"(?)

(They*Are*Serious*Attempts/-..At*Love!)


Note: -all*mye*poetry/-..is written/-..as-..(the*Spoken*Word!)?          
& *Dedicated*/-..-To*The*Way/-..-Most*People*Speak/-!          
*Consciously/-&..Or*/-..UnConsciously(!)?..-&*(Are*Heard/-           ..With*All/-..*Those*/-..*Little*/)-..*IN*CON*GRUITIES/-           ..Of*Color*Full/-..In*Ventions/)-..&*Personalities/-..*Cre-           ating/-..Some*/-..Quite*Color*Full/-..Dramatic*Speech(!)?          
..Such*As/-..*The*Use/-..of*Slang/-..&*Colloquial*..-(
           (Small*Rural/-..To*Urbanites/-*Language(!)?..The*Way/-          ..You*Hear*Them*Speak/-..As*Opposed/-to The*(Proper*/-..           ..English*Dictum!)-..In*Short/-..I*Have*Taken*Liberties!
           ..As*A*Poet/-..To*Remind*America(!)?-of*The*Rich*-
            ness/-of*(..the/-..*American*Language!)?..But*Again/-..I*TAKE/-..
-LIBER*/-..*TIES(!)?
            -Using*Low*Class*Slang/-

..-With*Hier*Archial*Voice(!?)


POEM*ONE-
..-”(SWEET*TEA!/-..-FROM*ARI*ZONIA/-..-(AIN’T*GONNA*SAVE*YOU*BUDDY*!)-..-..”?-YOU*-..?
(CONSTANT*LY*BLISTER*ING/-..--*FROM*YOUR*READER’S/-..-ANG*IETY(!?)..LIKE*CAROL*(!?)-CONSTANT*LY/-..-(LIFT*TING*HER*/-..-(DRESS*/-..-AS*IF*/-..-(WILLIAM’S*BUERG/-..WAS*FOR-..
*EVER*(!)?-..(HER*SAY*ING/-..-(WHAT*TOOK*YOU/-..(SO*LONG!)?-..-(&*HAND*ING*ME*26*

-SELF*/-..-DE*FEAT*ISH*POEMS/-..(ALL*TYPYED*UP/-..-ON*QUALITY*POETS/-..-(PAPER!?)-..-(HER
-(BLUE*GREY*EYES/-..-STAR*RING/-..-(AT*ME*TO*ANSWER!)?-..(ME*LOOKING*AT*HER*NON-
CHA*LANT*LY)!?-..-(AS*IF/-..-(I*DIDN’T*HEAR*HER!)?)-..-(&*DONALD*TRUMP’S/-..- (SHEEP*ISH*-
GRIN*WAS*ALL*OVER/-..-(MYE*BI*QUS*PIDS?)-..(NOT*TO*MENTION/-..WERE*SMARTING!)!?

(BECAUSE*(SLUSH*MOUTH*SEEM’S/-..-TO*BE*FOR*EVER(!)”?-..(THIS*DIABITTUS*MELITIS/-.
.-IN
-SIP*I*DUS/-..-”*WULD*LIKE*A/-..(TALL*16oz./-..SAMUEL*ADAM’S/-..-(ICE*COLD*BOSTON*LA
-GER/-..-FROM*BOSTON(!)?-..-&*(MAY*BE*FILON*MIGON/-..-(MEDIUM*RARE*/-..-PINK*&*MA
-Y*BE*BLEEDING*/-..-AS*HOPE*/-..-IS*WHERE*YOU*/-..-(FIND*IT!)?-..-LIKE*KELLY*CALLING*FR-

OM*CALI*FORN*INA/-..-(WANT*ING*ME/-..-(-TO*LISTEN*TO*HER*MASTUR*BATE!)?-..-(ME*C-
HUCKLE*ING/-..-(AT*HER*AU*DACITY!)?-..-&*APPALL*ED/-..-OF*(*THE*YEARS*GONE*BYE!?_?)
-*&*ALL*THOSE*KANG*A*/-ROO*RATS/-..-(*DROWN*ING*/-..-N’-*the*ARROYO’S!)?-..-(BUT*WH-AT*THE*HECK*/-..-(I*CAN’T*/-..-SAVE*THEM*ALL(!?)?-..-IN*NEW*JERSEY-..-OR*P.A./-..-OR*NY--

C(!)?-..-ME*AM*ONLY*ME(!)?-..-LIKE*BEING*INTER*NATIONAL*POET*PAINTER*COMPOSER*A
-IN’T*/-.._*(E*NOUGH!)?..-FOR*A*RE*TIRE*D/-..-*TEACH*ING*MASTER/-..-(inTHE*GOOD*OLE * /-..BLANKETY*BLANK*/-..-(U>S>A>)? ..-(AS*SHE*SAID/-..-*ARE*YOU*RETIRED*/-..-R*NOT! ??-
-(ME*NOT*KNOWING*RETIRE*MENT/-..-(OR*HOW*TO*FILL*OUT-PAINTER/POET/COMPOSER-
-(*FORM*)!?-..(DEATH*LOOKING*AT*ME/-..-LIKE*IT*LOOK*ED/-..-AT*(BILL*PAXTON/-..MYE***-

COLLECTOR*/-(!?)-….-FROM*(SURGERY*COMPLI*CATIONS/-..-(!?)
-THAT*/-..
 DRINKING ITALIAN**YELLOW*OILO/-..-DIDN’T*SOLVE/-.._*US*-?
-AT*(GRAND*CENTRAL’S*CIPPRI*ANNI’S/-..-LADY’LOUSIE*/-..(!?)-
-NEW*BERRY’S/-..(RUBBING*MYE*LEG’S/-..-UNDER*THIGH*/-(!?)-
CLASS*TABLE(!)-..-(WF’*HIS*SILLY*PHOTOG*FRIEND/-?-*JOHN*-?
-..-(LOOKING*ON!))?-..-(LOVE*YA*BILL/-..-SO*DOES-*KELLY!)?

PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.


-POEM*TWO
-ON*THE*GO/-..(-ALL*WAYS*ON/-..(THE*GO*!)?-..(ALL*WAY’S*GOING*SOME*WHERE!)?-..*-
DROP*ING/-..(THE*TOILET*PAPER/-.-FOR*THINGS*/-..(THERE*A*BOUTS!)?-..-TRYING*TO*KEEP - *IT *CIVIL(!)?/-..(LIKE*AES*C*HYL*LUS!)?-..-PUTTING*ON*MYE*/-BLACK*NYC*CAP!)?-..THIS*M-
ARCH*/-..-CHILLY*LY*CAPO*COLD(!)-&*MYE*/-..(DEAR*FRIEND*GOING/-._O*MERTA(!);?-WF’-

COM*PLI*CATIONS/-..-(WHILE*IN*SURGERY!)-..-IN*CALI*FORN*I*IA..(-LOUISE*BITING/-HER*-
NAILS/-..PAINTED*BLACK(!))?-..-WHIE*JOHN*PHOTO*GRAPH/-.ED.-(THE*WHOLE*DYING*EPIT-
HAPH*/-..-(LIKE*EUROPEAN*SHROUDS*HEAD?)-..-BILL’S*HEAD*SPIN*NING/-..-LIKE*OKLA*HO
MA*TOR*NAD*O/-..-NEAR*SHAWNEE/-..-OR*OKLA*/-..PAN*HANDLE(!)?-.. THAT*HE*USED*T-

O/-..(RUN*TO*!?)-..-&*(THAT*I*RAN*FROM!)?-..IN*(TORNADO*ALLEY!)?-..-SOME*THING*LIKE-
KELLY*RHOADS/-..-WF”(RED*STOCK*INGS/-..-(THAT*I*DID/-..-IN*NYC.-..2004(!)-..-(IN*OIL*RED PAINT)-..-(HER*SITTING*ON*MYE*/-..(ROUND*TABLE!)?-..WHILE*HIS*FATHER/-..(POINTED*OU-
T/-..-&*(SAID*THAT’S*A*BEAUTY(!?)-..-(YES*YES/-..-”I*LIKE*IT!)?-..-ME*GRABBING*THE*PAINT-..

TO*KEEP*WILLIAM*/-..-(FROM*GETTING*INTO*IT!?)-..(SOME*RED*PAINT*/-..-(STILL*WET(!!!!!!!
!)?-..-(HER*AGOG/-..-&*PLEASURE*SMILING!)?-..ME*SAD*/-..-&*(DOWN*TRODDEN/-..-*LOSIN-
G*ONE*OF/-..-(MYE*BEST*GIRLS*/-..-(LIKE*BLOOD*RED*PIGS/-..-*HEART!)?..-ON-(ANIS”S*HO -G *FARM(!)?..-&*(REMEM*BER*ING/-.._(HITCH*HIKE*ING/-..-(SHE*SAID/-..-&*(LEFT*IN*FRON-

T-..(CHICKEN*SHACK/-..-UTAH*/-..-AS*?(-WORKING*GIRL!?)_&-(LEG*BONE*TRICKS!?)_..-&*OT-  ER*/-..-MAL*GIRL*/-..-*FUNCTION’S/-.-(LED*HER*TO*NYC.-&*MYE*ART*STUDENT’S*CLASS?)!?
-TO*BECOME*A*KINDA*/-..(YOU*LOUISE*CHICK?_>>OF*?>>(ONE*OF*MYE*PAINTINGS!(?)-
IN*CAN_CAN*ATTIRE*(!?))-..-LEG”S*OPEN*TO?_>(MAN’or-WOMAN’S*DESIRE!)?-SO*SEZ*YO>

&*SO*(SOME*ONE*SHOULD*‘AVE*SAID/-..OR*TAUGHT*THE*CROW*/-..-(AT*TOP*-..UV’*-..? *ROOM!?_..TO*CROW*ABOUT*--HIS*FANCY*(DOUBLE*TALKING*TUNE!)?-..-(WITH*OUT*SPLI-
T*TING/-..(!?)-..(HIS*TONGUE*/-..-TO*SAY*/-..(NEVER*MORE*BILL*/-..-YOUR*NO*PARROT(!)?-
EVEN*BYE*BUYING*KELLY*?_?AS-(YOUR*HEART”S*FULL*FILL*MENT*/-..-N’(RED*STOCKINGS?
-SHE*SAID*/-..-(THAT*LOUISE*APPROVED/-WF’-HANDS*DOWN/-..&*(RED*GARTER*BELT*?-???_????)

PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.


POEM*THREE-
I*SHOULD’NT*/-..-AVE’*BEEN*THERE(!)?-..-ME*ALL*STEAM*ING*HOT*/-..WF’*/-..DIA*BETES??
-AT*THREE*-0*CLOCK*am.-..(IN*MORN*ING!)?-..(THREE*HOOTS/-..-FOR(*OLD*BOY*SCOUTS*/-
NEAR*FT.*SMITH,-..*AR*KAN*SAW(!)?-..-COLLECT*ING*/-..(MYE*WITS*&*LONG*EARED*BA-?
TS!)?-..AS*SPECI*MANS/-..-(GREAT*HORNED*OWL’S/-..-(*PELLETS*/-..GRATI*FIED/-..(BYE*PRO-
B*ING*NEEDLE*/-..-(THE*SHIN*BONE/-..-CONNECTED*TO*LEG*BONE)-..CONNECTED*TO*F0
-OT*BONE*SCATS*(!)?-..(BUT*BOY’S/-..-WILL*BE*BOYS!?)?-..-&*(DAVY*BOWLIN’S*CHAMP*IO -N-*SHIP(!)?-..IT*WAS*SO*COLD/-..N*-(DEM*DAYS*/-..OH*HOW*THE*(HOT*COFFEE*TASTES-SO-?-
GOOD(!)?

PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.


POEM*FOUR-
-BUT*(LOCKED*IN*TO*RED*GRANITE*ROCKS/?-..-(SWEEZ*ING*MY*RIB*CAGE/-..-LIKE*(GO-N  N-A/-..-(BE*/-..-*BORE*D/-?..-AS* -IN*..?-(TO*MORROW’S/-..-*FORE*SHORE*/-..-LIKE* I - HEAR-? HEAR*NG/-..*VOICES*/-..-(N’*N.Y>C?/-..-*LATER*/-..(-ON*DARK*GREEN/-..-(FIRE*ESCAPE!?)-..-
-(CALL*THEM*NUDE*QUAKES/-..-(LIKE*MYE*PAINTINGS?-..-IN*OILS/-..-OR*ACRY*LICS/-(RED*-

*M-USTER!)???-..-&(SUCH*DARK*CAVES/-..-VOICE*ING/-..-(LIKE*BAT’S/-..-(CHEE*CHEE*CHEE)!?-
CON*FUSE*ION/-..-N’-(LOWER*MAN*HATTAN’S/-..-(PUERTO*RICO’S/-..-DRUGG*ED*LAMENT?
)(THINKING*COM*PLAIN*INGS/-..-THE*WAY*TO*GO/-..--IN*SING*SONG/-..-TRUTH*VERSUS*
VER*SUS*/-..-(LIFE*COULD*BE/-..-&*WOULD*BE*DIFF*ER*ENT(!)?-..-(FOR*SHIRLEY*SMITH/-..-FR
KANSAS*&*-(HOL*STEIN*COWS!)?-..-&*(I*AGREE*ED/-..-WF’*HER*-..*ASS*UMPTION/-..BE*C-

AUSE*SHE*WANT*ED/-..-&*WAS*STANDING*NUDE*(!?)?_..-THE*PHAM*TOM’/-..-(+HAD*BOU GHT*HIS*MISTRESS/-..-A*RED**FOX*COAT/-..-(-FULL*LENGHT?_>>BUT*SAID* ?_>>(PLEASE*-??
KILL*THE*-..THE*MOUSE*/-..(-UNDER*THE*SINK!)?-..(PHILIP*/- ..-THEY*GIVE*ME*THE*(CREAPY  *CRAWLER’S/-..&*LET*THE*RED*FOX*FUR*/-..-(FALL*AWAY*/-..-FROM*CUME*PLEATLY/- ..-(NU  -DE*BODY!??_?

-&*(HER*RED*/-..-(HAIR*ED*MUFF!?)_..-(&*the*RED*HAIR*ED*MOUSE!)?-..-WAITING*FOR*P(!? IIN *K*/-..-HIS*RED* EN TRY !?)_..-MAY*BE*?_>>-(ABOUT*4:OO PM!?)_..-(!?)-..-(THAT*DAY*BE-?
ING*TUESDAY*(!)?

PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.


POEM*FIVE:
I -GUESS*IT’S*IN/-..-(MY*FATE*/-..-SHE*SAID*(!?)-..-DO*YOU*WANT*/-..-(SUM*HOT*COFFEE!?
I*CON*STAN*LY*?-..-(ALL*WAY’S/-..-BEING*HARROW*ED/-..-(BYE*SEX!)?-../-&*GOD*DESS’S*- ”*&*THE*PHAN*TOM*/-..-(HAVE*BROKEN*UP/-..-&*I*NEED*SEX*)!?..(RIGHT*NOW/-..-ME*BU
SILY/-..-(SEARCH*ING/-..FOR*IM*AGE*I*NARY*MOUSE/-..UNDER*SINK*ING/-..REAL*I*LI*ZAT
ONS*THAT*NOTH*ING/-..-WAS*TRUE(!!!!!!!)?-

..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.


POEM*SIX:
-SEEM*ING*LY/-..-ONE*MUST*BE*READY(!?)-..-(WHEN*THE*MUSE*SPEAKS/-..&*RE*SPOND-IN -G*T-O*&*LISTEN*VERY*CLOSE*LY/-..-(TO*THE*POET’S*TONGUE/-..-*TO*THE*WORD*COUNT    ED*F OR-M!?)?-..-&*NOTICE*/-..-MY*WORDS*/-..-(FLOW*OUT/-..-LIKE*WATER!)?-SEZ*YOU*MA-
CKY*/-..-IN*SAC*RO*DE*SANT*BELIEF(!))?-..OKAY*DAR*LIN(!)?-.-(SO*GOOD*/-..-SO*WELL!?)-
-&*WHEN*I*HEARD*/-..-THAT*LOUD*POP(!)?-..-IN*THE*REFRIGERATOR*/-..-THAT*GREG*THE*-

GREEDY*ONE*/-..-ONE*OF*TWO*BROS*/-..-GAVE*ME*OUT*OF*GUILT(?)-..-(THAT*ALL*WAYS
HAD*/-..-a*(MOUSE*SMELL*/-..-MAY*BE*PLANTED*in*(?)..-AS*PRIVATE*PLOT(!????)-..-AS*SAM
-E*DAY*SER*VICE-(???)-..-GANGS*(RUN*NING*AMUCK*/-..-N*‘CON*STANT*SLAUGHTER*FO-
R*CONTROL*/-..-OF*THE*MANY*COCAINE*HEROINE*/-..-AID’S*/-..-(YOU*NAME*IT/-..-BEND-
*ING*OVER*/-..-NOT*MY*THING*/-..-(BEING*EX*TREMLY*HETERO)!?-..-(AS*WOMAN’S*MYE?

-LOVE*DARLIN’-..-&*THERE*SEEM’S/-..-NO*WAY*TO*FIX/-..-THE*ETERNAL*CLOCK/-..-EVEN*W-
F/-..-A*SET*OF*ETER*NAL*KEYS/-..-(SENT*TO*ME*/-..-FROM*ROME/-..-&*EVEN*/-..-WRAPPED-
N’/-..-(GOLD*FOIL*POPE’S*MONEY*LIRA)???-..-*EVEN*/-..WF’-(SOCRATES*PHILOSOPHY!)?-..-??
-OR*SOCRATES*PEBBLES*/-.,,-IN*BLOODY*MOUTH*(!)?-..-AS*ENGLISH*-**COCK****OLD(!)?

-&*A*/-..(MOTHER’S*VER*BAL**IN*TENT*/-..-OR*USUAGE*/-..-OR*VISUAL*PROOF*/-..UV’*W
ACO*MAMA*/-..&*COMMIE*MAMA*/-..-(WRAPPED*AROUND*/-..&*LOCKED*IN*/-..-LIS*BEAN
*(LICK*A*LIKES*LUCK*)?-..-(&*THE*EARTH*CON*STANT*LY/-..-VIBRATE*ING/-..-OR*SHIM*ME-
R*ING*/-..-FROM*SHALE*DIS*PLACE*MENTS/-..-CALL*THEM*EARTH*QUAK*ES!)?-..-MAN*MA-

-DE*/-..-THROUGH*OUT*EARTH’S*SUR*FACE’S(!)?-..-EVEN*IN*STATE*/-..-OF*OKLA*HOMA*)!?
I*WONDER*/-..-HOW*MUCH*/-..(OIL*RIGHT’S*CAN*BE*/-..*RE*VERT*ED*)?-..-ASK*MY*SIS*T
ER(!)????-..-WHO*MADE*DE*CIS*ION*/-..-TO*SELL*OIL*RIGHTS/-..-FOR*FREE(!)?-..-WITH*OUT?
-(CON*SULT*ING*-ISSUES*/-..-WF’*ME(!)?-..-YEAH*-ED*RIE’S*MAE’S/-..*DAUGHTERS*DE*CIS*

ION*/-..-..-YEAH*DAISY*MAE’S/-..-AL*CAP*/-..(FUNNY*PAPER’S/-..-LIL*AB*NER’S*BLONDE*JO-
OURN*AL*IST*Y*JOY*(!)?


..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.


POEM*SEVEN:
=THERE*YOU*R’/-..-(*AGAIN*/-..-(LIKE*A*REG*U*LAR*NEW’SPAP*ER*/..-GIVING*ME*FIRST*-
PLACE*ON*YOUR*-(SPORT’S*PAGE/-..-PLAY*ING*-(THIRD*BASE*/-..FOR*JESUS!)?-..-&*RIDE*(!-
ING*/-..-TO*HO*BOKEN*-(!?)_..WHEN*I*WANT*TO*GO*/-..TO(PENN.STATION!)?_ES*PEC*I*
LY/-..-ON*_(RAINY*DAY”S!)?_..WHEN*I*WANT*TO*GO*/-..-(TO*GET*?BROOK*LYN*SQUARE
‘S/-..-(TO*GET*MYE*/-..-(POME*A*DORO?_>>FOR*THE*WEEK’S*TOMATO*ACID*I*T-IRON(!)?


-THEN*WHEN/-..-LATER*IN*THE*NIGHT*/-..(LORRAINE*CALL’S*COMPLAIN*ING*UV’*PAIN(!?)
)-..-(WITH*OUT*HOPE*/-..-(THAT*MAY*BE*/-..-(SHE’S*BEEN*/-..-(MIS*DIA*NOSED/-..THAT*MA
-Y*BE*/-..-*SHE*DOES*NOT*/-..(HAVE*CANCER*/-..-STILL*ALIVE/-..-(AFTER*DOc’s/-GIVE*HER*-
ONE*MORE*YEAR*/-..-(TO*LIVE*!)? -(CRY*ING*LIKE*HER*FEM*I*NINE/-..-(RAGGI*TY*ANNE*
-!?)-..-(A*LITTLE*MORE/-..-(THAN*DIS*TURB*ING/-..=BUT*AFTER*/-..-TALK*ING*TO*JESUS(!?)_?-
-I*DE*CIDED*TO*HEAT*/-..-(THE*SQUARES/-.-&*(DRINK*THE*COKE*/-..(ICE*COLD*$1.49*GI-***
ANT*DRINK*/-..-FOR*IT’S*SUGAR*CALORIES*/-..-(SO*BE*IT*WILLARD*RUFUS*/-..-(FROM*ALA*
-BAMA*/-..-(TRY*ING/-..-FOR*DY*ING/-..-(FOR*MYE*SWEET*-LO*R*RAINE*AL*WAY’S*NEVER’S.


-YET*BRAVO*PIZZA*/-..AT*30TH*STREET/-..&*EIGHT*AVE/-..-MAKES*SOME*DAM*GOOD ****** SI*CI*LIAN-*SQUARES(!)?-..-(SINCE*I*LIVED*A*YEAR/-..-(IN*ROME’S/-..-RE*CIVE*ING/-..-1986-**
PRIX*de*ROMA’S*(HONOR*FOR*PAINTING/-..-&*DOING*104*/-..-(CON*STRUZ*ION*ES/-..-&*?-***
100*SEPARATE*PAINTINGS(!)?-..-(SO*I*KNOW*WHAT*/-..-(I*AM*TALKING*ABOUT!)?-=*ME*-?***
PROF*ESSOR*EMIR*I*TUS(!)?-..&*WAS*ASKED*/-..-(TO*VISIT/-..-(TO*GIVE*MYE*O*PINION!?)***


-TO*THE*/-..-HEAD*HONCHO*RESTOR*IER/-..-UV’-(THE*SIS*TINE*CHAPEL*/-..-UV’*-(MI*CHEL-.
LI-ANG*A*LO(!)?-..-JAPAN*ESE*CHEMICALS*&*PAINT*/-..-WERE*USED*TURN*ING*THE*MAES- —THE*MAEST*RO*/-..-INTO*(JAPANESE*PAINTED*TOILET*/-..-or*CHEAP*FAST*FOOD*/-..-(!!!!!!??-************I*TALIAN*I/-..OR*TURNED*IT*INTO*-AN**TAL*IAN*GAB*I*NETTA(!)?-..-(?????????-*************************WHILE*UP*-ON*SCAFF*OLD*ING/-.. -THE*(CHIEF*RESTOR*IOR/-..-??AFTER*HIS*QUEST*ION-.._”IS*IT*GOOD*/-RES*TOR*ATION/-.”?.-(??????)-&-(“I*SAID*NO*/-..-(!!!!?????)(!!!!!!!!!!?))..-YOU*HAVE*TAKEN*AWAY*TIME*/-..-&*CENTURIES*OF*IN*CENSE(!?????????-HIM*GRIN*NING/-..WF’(WORLD*FINGER*UP-..*SHUSH(!)?
&*TIME*OF*TOUCH?_>TIME*CRACKS>/-………………………****(LIKE*THE*PAINTED*HAND(!)?_..(YOU*IN*ESS*CENCE*/-..—*YOU**HAVE*DES*TROY*/-..*-ED(!?)-..-M*COL*LO’S*WORK(!?)???


-(HUSH*HUSH*/-..-THOSE*PEOPLE/-...-(DOWN*BELOW*R’/-..-THE*MONEY*PEOPLE-&*MIGHT*-
(HEAR*YOU*/-..-YOU*DAM*AMERICAN*ARTISTS*/-..-(R’*TOO*TRUTH*FULL)?-&*(I*LOOKED*A
BASH*ED(!)?-..-&*(SHA*GRIN*NED/-..-&*APPALLED*(!)?--WHICH*REMINDS*ME/-..UV’*I*READ*
IN*(FLORENTINE’S/-..PRIME*NEWS*PAPER/-..(THAT*20th*CENTURY*ITALIAN*WORKERS/-..*HA-
DRILLED*OUT*AT*BASE*UV’/-..(DU*O*MO*2!?)-..&*(THAT’S*WHY*IT*/-..-WAS*OPEN*ING*F-


ROM*(TOP*LIKE*ORANGE!?)-..-&*(THE*ITALIAN’S*WERE*USING*STEEL*CABLES/-..-TO*TRY*T-
O*TY*a*15*CENTURY*DUOMO*/-..(LIKE*HUMP*I*TY*DUMP*ITY/-..-BACK*TO*GETHER*AGA-
IN(!)?-..wf’-..(20th*CENTURY*/-..-PUN*IN*TEND*ED)??



..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.



POEM*EIGHT:
-&*AGAIN*PHONE*RING*ING*AGAIN*/-..-HELLO*YOUNG*MAN-*AGAIN*/-..(IT’S*ME*HELE-
N*LIEB*HABER*?-..-FROM*-(HOUSE*/-..-UV’*CRIM*ANAL*INSANE(!?)-..-(YOUNG*MAN*/-I*H-?
OPE*YOU*DON’T*MIND*/-..-YOUNG*MAN*ME*CALLING*AGAIN*/-..AS*IT’S*WED*NES*DA
Y*?_*&-..(AFTER*TUES*DAY!)?_..-&*(YOUNG*MAN*I*WANT*TO*STEAL(!?)_..-YOUR*HEART*A
-WAY*(!?)_..-AS*IT’S*APRIL*26th*2017/-..-at*9:15AM(!)”?-..(Good*Morning*LOVE*!)?-..ER(!?)-&


*AGAIN*/-..-(GOOD*MORN*ING*YOUNG*MAN!)?..-ME*DIZZY*FROM*THE(VERBAL*REPEATS
)!?_..(MYE*TOES*CRAMP*ING*FROM*DIA*BETIS*WIGG*LING*/-..-IN*BED*/-..-!?)-..&*HOPE*I-
ING*THEY*WOULD*NOT*/-..(BE*AMP*U*TATED*/-..-BYE*SOME*OVER*IN*DULGE*ANT*SUR-
GEON*/-..(HIRED*BYE*SPECT*RUM*/-..3*WAY*PLAN!)?-..-PHONE/COM*PUTER/-T.V.(!)?-*YES?-
*HELEN*WHAT*DO*YOU*WISH*/-..*NOW*/-..MYE*BOOK/-..(PER*TAIN*ING*TO*OUR*LOV-

E*HAS*NOT*HIT*THE*(FRENCH*PRESSES*YET!)?-..-BUT*IN*I*TAL*IAN*YES(!)?-SO*YOUR*YOU
NG*MAN*/-..(WILL*LOOK*GOOD!)_..-(WHILE*YOU*STEAL*HIS/-..-HEART*A*WAY(!)?-..*AD*?
-NAUSE*UM(!)?-..-I*CAN’T*GIVE*YOU*BUT/-..n(SEVEN*MINUTES!?)-..-(BE*CAUSE*YOU*CALLE-
D*ALL*NIGHT*?..-SAY*ING/-..-WAKE*UP*YOUNG*MAN(!)?-..-*DON’T*REMIND*ME*/-..UV’*Y
EARS*THAT*HAVE*FLOWN*BYE*/-..-(SINCE*YOU*/-..-WERE*19!?)-..-(RARE*IN*TO*GO(!?)_-???

ANY*WHERE*FROM*BREN*TAN*OS/-..-(WF*ME*TO*BE*COME*POET!)?-..(OH!?-THOSE*WER-
THE*DAY’S!)?_..-(EH!)?-..-&*(YOU*SAID*/-..THE*ONLY*WAY/-..-(YOU*COULD*SEE*ME*/-BE*C
AUSE*OF*HELENA*(!)?-..-WAS*TO*POSE*/-..&*LET*ME*PAINT*YOU(!))?..-HELLO*OLD*GIRL(?)
-WE*?(DID*IT*YOU*WF’*BAD*SENT*I*MENT/-..-(GERMAN*FARM*GIRL’D/-..-&*(I*AN*FRESH*
OKIE?*FOND*LING*YOUR*KISSES*/-..-AT*EVERY*BREAK*/-..YOU*WANT*ED/-..-BEYOND*TB*-

’S*DE-STRUC*TIVE*/-..(BALL*ARD’S*BIS*QUITS!)?-..-&*I*WARN*ED*YOU*-(NOT*TO!)?_..-BUT*YOU*WOU-D*NOT*LISTEN(!)”?-..(&*YOU*-GAVE*me*YOUR*?_-*BEST_*HEART*AWAY(!)?



.-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.


POEM*NINE:
-HELLO*YOUNG*MAN(!)?-..-(lets*Have*a*Des*cent*CON*VERSE*SATION*YOU*LIS*TEN*ING*ME
*TALK*ING*/-..-YOU*LIST*EN*ING*/-..-(ME*TALK*ING!!!!)?-..&*-(DO*I*HAVE*TO*RE*PEAT?_?
-(BALABB/-..ER?)_..(BABBER*ER?)_..(BLAB*BER-ER!!!?)-..--HELLO*YOUNG*MAN/-..-DO*YOU*WA
NT*ME*TO*GET*OUTTA*HERE*/-..-&*COME*BE*WITH*YOU(!)?-..-(RE*MEMBER*ING*HER*AT-

19*YRS./-..-NOW*71*YRS./-..-&*(GUARD*ING*THE*(ART*BOX*STATION?)..-WF’*ONLY*A*FE-
W*SCRAG*GLY*HAIRS*ON*HEAD!)-..-FROM*(TIMES’*E*RAISE*MENT?)_..-VERY*FEW*TEETH*-
MEAN*ING*/-..TO*GUM*IT(!)????..-&*(NOT*HEAR*ING*A*LICK?)-..-&*I*STILL*USE*NO*DEO-
DER*ANT*/-..-R*WASH*AT*MY*YOUNG*AGE(!)?-..-(YOUNG*MAN!)?-..-ALSO*RE*MEMBER*IN
G*ARIS*(YOUNG*STRONG*SMELLING*/-..-ARIES*GIRL*STUDENT*/-..AT*-(Art*Students*LEAU-?
GUE*-..-(WHERE*I*TAUGHT*FOR*25*YEARS*A*LIFE*CLASS!)?_..-&*I*AM*NOT*AD*VER*SED?

TO*-/-..(FE*MALES*IN*HEAT*/-..-&*SOME*FE*MINE*SMELLS*/-..-IN*DE*SIRE*/-..-TO*COP*U*-
LATE*(!)?-..-WHICH*ARIES*LIVED*IN*(!?)-..-(DRUG*GE*STASH*HOUSE*BLDG./-..-IN*(LOWER*?
GRUNGE*BLDG./-..-&*EVEN*I*/-..-ASKED*HER*/-..TO*GO*WASH*/-..(FOR*MYE*SAKE!?)_..??
-AS*SOME*TIMES*PEOPLE*/-..-(LIVE*SO*LONG!?)_..-(WITH*OUT*WASH*ING/-..-CAN*NO*L0

NGER*SMELL*THEM*SELVES()?-..&*(-HAVE*TO*BE*RE*MIND*ED/-..-IF*THEY*STILL*WANT*A*- FEW*FRIENDS*/-..-THIS*IS*NECES*SARY(!)?-..-(SWEET*SWEAT*CLEAN*MEAT!)?_..-LOWER*EAS
-T*SIDE*MAN*HATTAN(!)?-..&*SOME*TIMES*/-..-DREAM*HEAVEN*TIS*POSSIBLE(!?)-..-THANK*
GOD*/-..FOR*THIS*APPLE*MAC*/-..-PUT*IN*MYE*ABODE*/-..-WHILE*I*WAS*/-..-UP*STATE*-?
AD*I*ROND*ACKS/-..IN*SUMMER-***/-..1999(!?)-..-WHEN*I*CAME*BACK*/-..IN*SEPT./-COU-
D*N’T*GET*MY*16’/-.-(FRESH*WATER*PLASTIC*CHALLENGER/-..-IN*NYC>-..-BECAUSE*COM*- PUT-TER*/-..WAS*BLOCK*ING*MY*EN*TRAD*A(!!!!?)?-..(SMALL*LOFT*BUILD*ING*PLACE!?)-..?

-HELLO*YOUNG*MAN(!)?-..-*********-ETC.


..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.


POEM*TEN:
&*-SHE*JUST*KEPT*ON*/-..-ON*TALK*ING*/-..-*ON*PHONE(!)?-..-WHILE*BETTY*BLANK/-..-JU-
ST*KEPT*ON*PAINT*ING/-..-HER*P.H.D./-..BROOK*LYN*(DRIVE*IN**PAINT*ING-..-(AS*STUD-?
ENT*OF*MYNE/-..-THAT*THROUGH*THE*YEARS/-..-HAS*MARRIED*?_>>&*MOVED*TO*/-..-* -STATE*of*NEW- JERSEY(!)?-WHICH*LEADS*ME TO*SAY*/-.-THAT*I*MIGHT*BE*/-..THE*O*RIGN(!!!???)_AL*(?)?-

*I*NAL*ADAM-*BEING*BORN*/-..-WITH*OUT*SECOND*RIB*/-..-N’/-..*Pauls*Valley*OKLAH-? */- .VIA*DR.VACHEL*LIND*SEY/-..-OR*IN*NYC*/-..,-WITH*FIRST*RIB**CON*G-ENT*I*TI*LY*- -*MISSING*/-..-BUT*THE*THINK*ING*/-..-THAT*ALL*ARTIST’s/-..-have*to*Have*SOME?-DE*M-
AIMED*ED/-..-*PHY*I*CAL*/-..-N’*CAPLE*MENT*?_..-TIS*NOT*ONLY*STUPID*/-..-BUT*a*MALE


*FRaction*Uv’*Bi-B*(!?)-
-*I*CAL**BIBLE*MAL*FACTION(!)?_..&-(MIGHT*BE*some*UV’/-..-THE*21ST**CENTURY*PSYCH-
O*FACTIONS*/-..-THE*WORLD,*WON’T*WANT*/-..-TO*BE*A*TOU*LOUSE*/-..-OR*BIGOT*ED
*JEAL*OUS*/-..-(LOOK*AT*HIS*/-..-*MAL*FARCT*ION/-..-(YEAH*!?-..*BABY*OF*THE*PHANT*-
OM*OPERA(!)?-..-&*IT*MIGHT*CAUSE-/-..-(SECOND*THOUGHTS?)?-..-(SO*BE*IT*STANLEY*)!??


BUT*SOME*R”*?_>>_-ALL*WAY”S/-..-(SECOND*GUESS*ING*/-..-A*FIRST*REAL*A*L*_*ITY)???
-LIKE*MUDDY*WATER’S/-ONLY*THE*BOY’S/CAN*TELL*HOW*MUDDY*-...*H2O*CAN*GET(!)?



..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.


-..*POEM*11:
-&*(ALL*POEMS*/-..-ARE*WRITTEN/-..-(ELSE*WIZE*?)_..-(BREAK*ING*RULES*/-..-UV’*CLASSI*CAL*/-STAND*ARD/-..****QUA*TRAIN)!?
-&*NOT*TO*BE*CHANGED*/-..-(BYE*ANY*ONE*/-PUBLIS*ER*/-*SON*SANDRO/-*BERT*ETC).-
OR*(OTHER*IDIOTS?)?-WHERE*THE*EGO*..--TIS*BIGGER*THN*THEIR*INTELL*ECTS(!)?
-(GIVE*ME*LIB*ER*TY/-..-WF’/-.-.*WORD’S*/-..---OR*GIVE*ME*LIT*ER*AL*HIERARCHICAL*/-..-DEATH(!?)-?
-UNCLE*SAM*STILL*SAYS/-..WF’*FINGER*POINTING/-STRAIGHT*AT*YOU*AMERICA(!)?
-(PAT*RICK*HENRY*/-..-(SAY’S*I*DON’T*KNOW*/-..-MAY*BE*-SHERRO’DS*RIGHT(!)?



-..-*POEM*12:
-SOME*SAY*/-..-DOES*HE*MEAN*IT(!?)?-..-(DOUBLE*ARIES*SHARI*/-..IN*FLORIDA*?_>>SAY”-
*”S*YES(!)?_-HELEN*LIEB.-.._IN-*(HOUSE*OF*IN*SANE/-..-SAYS*(HER*MOTHER*SAYS*YES!))?
-AS*AN*ARIES*DE*FUNCT(!)?-..-AMONG*THE*RED*POSIES(!)?



..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.



-POEM*13:
-&*I*Say*YES(!)?-..-(RIGHT*SIS*TER*SHIRLEY*/-..DO*GOOD*ER*BLACK*/-..-*N*EAST*HARLEM-
*GROUP*/-..-(TRY*ING*TO*BRING*BACK*HARLEM’S*MUSIC*/-..-OF*DAY’S*ELE*GANCE/-..*?
(DUKE*EL*LING*TON*SMOOTH*EASY*SPEAK*/-..-(WE*GOT*IT*/-..-LIKE*YOU*WANT*IT!?)_?-
&*CAN*NOT*/-..-HAVE*IT*EVER*A*GAIN*(!?)-..-THE*5*BROOK*LYN*(WOMAN*SUFFRAGE*?
)_-DO*GOODER*GROUP(!?)_..-(DOWN*IN*BROOK*LYN*!)?_..-&*WE*WANT*IT*BACK*/-..-LKE*RUSSIAN*PIANO(!)_>>-HOSI*M-OPH*HANO*BEAM*AH-*/-..-SERIAL*NUMBER-..-?YES*(247422-38)?..-(SENT*TO*ME*/-..-(BYE*LOVER?)-..-UV*-*PUTIN’S*LOVE*/-..-?-(DON’T*TELL*U>S>A>*ANY*THING(!)?-..&*TRUMP’S*RED*HAIR*ED*TOP(?))))



-FINI*!?


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MASTER*TEACHER.



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All*- Personal*Names..*Used..are*Fictional- !../-?- &..-*Created./- ...as*Original*Characters/-!..- To*Represent*Symbolic-?  *Human-*Relationships!..- &*All*Created*..*Persons/-!(?) ..&***Personal*Names-? ..are*(-Over* 18yrs.-old!). - The*Work..*Represents/-!  ..an*Attempt..To*Explain/- ?..The*Vicissitudes??/-..&*Dilemmas/-? of*Being*Modern*/-?..&*- Dealing*With*/- ?…*Modern*Living/- ?..&*Human*Imagination/-?..(?) -As*...-*Psychological*Factions(!) Note:..Punctuation*Used*To*An*Excess/- ?..As*A*Way/-?..To*Guide*The*Reader/-? -..Control*The*Reader/-.. To*The*Point..(!?)-Of*Understanding/- ..The*(Poet’s*Intent!)?..-As*Well*As..- Create*An*Additional/-?..Art*Form!         JANUARY 07, 2008-2016. ABOUT MY POEMS:."these works/-..come  from-..(Every*Day*Attempts!/-)? ..to *Communicate/-..With Others!(?)..- (About..One's*/-..Intimate*Feelings!)? ..-Some*Tmes/-..Falling*Short/-..Of*/- ..Complete*/-..Dia*logue/-?..&*-Failing*- ..*All*Human*Understanding’S!(?).. -or of*a.. Poet's*Concern*/- ..Of*LIMITED*Traditional*Boundaries!-..- of*/-..&*For*/..- The Majority/-?..- For*These*LIVING*..- *IMAGES-..(!)?-...Are*Forced*/- ..Upon*One!..-Bye*the-....-(Un*Educated*/- ?..-Multi*/-..*Tudes!)?"(?) (They*Are*Serious*Attempts/-..At*Love!) Note: -all*mye*poetry/-..is written/-..as-..(the*Spoken*Word!)?           & *Dedicated*/-..-To*The*Way/-..-Most*People*Speak/-!           *Consciously/-&..Or*/-..UnConsciously(!)?..-&*(Are*Heard/-           ..With*All/-..*Those*/-..*Little*/)-..*IN*CON*GRUITIES/-           ..Of*Color*Full/-..In*Ventions/)-..&*Personalities/-..*Cre-           ating/-..Some*/-..Quite*Color*Full/-..Dramatic*Speech(!)?           ..Such*As/-..*The*Use/-..of*Slang/-..&*Colloquial*..-(            (Small*Rural/-..To*Urbanites/-*Language(!)?..The*Way/-          ..You*Hear*Them*Speak/-..As*Opposed/-to The*(Proper*/-..           ..English*Dictum!)-..In*Short/-..I*Have*Taken*Liberties!            ..As*A*Poet/-..To*Remind*America(!)?-of*The*Rich*-             ness/-of*(..the/-..*American*Language!)?..But*Again/-..I*TAKE/-.. -LIBER*/-..*TIES(!)?             -Using*Low*Class*Slang/- ..-With*Hier*Archial*Voice(!?) -POEM*ONE- ..-”(SWEET*TEA!/-..-FROM*ARIZONIA/-..-(AIN’T*GONNA*SAVE*YOU*BUDDY*!)-..-..”*-YOU*-..? (CONSTANT*LY*BLISTER*ING/-..--*FROM*YOUR*READER’S/-..-ANG*IETY(!?)..LIKE*CAROL*(!?)-CONSTANT*LY/-..-(LIFT*TING*HER*/-..-(DRESS*/-..-AS*IF*/-..-(WILLIAMS*BUERG/-..WAS*FOR-.. *EVER*(!)?-..(HER*SAY*ING/-..-(WHAT*TOOK*YOU/-..(SO*LONG!)?-..-(&*HAND*ING*ME*26*SELF*/-..-DE*FEAT*ISH*POEMS/-..(ALL *TYPYED*UP/-..-ON*QUALITY*POETS/-..-(*PAPER!?)-..-(*HER -(BLUE*GREY*EYES/-..-STAR*RING/-..-(AT*ME*TO*ANSWER!)?-..(ME*LOOKING*AT*HER*NON-CHALANT*LY)!?-..-(AS*IF/-..-(I*DIDN’T*HEAR*HER!)?)-..-(&*DONALD*TRUMP’S/-..- (SHEEP*ISH*- GRIN*WAS*ALL*OVER/-..-(MYE*BI*QUS*PIDS?)-..NOT*TO*MENTION/-..WERE*SMARTING!)!? (BECAUSE*(SLUSH*MOUTH*SEEM’S/-..-TO*BE*FOR*EVER(!)”?-..(THIS*DIABETTUS*MELITIS/-..IN -SIP*I*DUS/-..-”*WULD*LIKE*A/-..(TALL*16oz./-..SAMUEL*ADAM’S/-..-(ICE*COLD*BOSTON*LA -GER/-..-FROM*BOSTON(!)?-..-&*(MAY*BE*FILON*MIGON/-..-(MEDIUM*RARE*/-..-PINK*&*MA -Y*BE*BLEEDING*/-..-AS*HOPE*/-..-IS*WHERE*YOU*/-..-(FIND*IT!)?-..-LIKE*KELLY*CALLING*FR- OM*CALI*FORN*INA/-..-(WANT*ING*ME/-..-(-TO*LISTEN*TO*HER*MASTUR*BATE!)?-..-(ME*C- HUCKLE*ING/-..-(AT*HER*AU*DACITY!)?-..-&*APPALL*ED/-..-OF*(*THE*YEARS*GONE*BYE!?_?) -*&*ALL*THOSE*KANGA*ROO*RATS/-..-(*DROWN*ING*/-..-N’-*the*ARROYO’S!)?-..-(BUT*WH-AT*THE*HECK*/-..-(I*CAN’T*/-..-SAVE*THEM*ALL(!?)?-..-IN*NEW*JERSEY-..-OR*P.A./-..-OR*NY-- C(!)?-..-ME*AM*ONLY*ME(!)?-..-LIKE*BEING*INTER*NATIONAL*POET*PAINTER*COMPOSER*A -IN’T*/-.._*(E*NOUGH!)?..-FOR*A*RE*TIRE*D/-..-*TEACH*ING*MASTER/-..-(inTHE*GOOD*OLE * /-..BLANKETY*BLANK*/-..-(U>S>A>)? ..-(AS*SHE*SAID/-..-*ARE*YOU*RETIRED*/-..-R*NOT! ??- -(ME*NOT*KNOWING*RETIRE*MENT/-..-(OR*HOW*TO*FILL*OUT-PAINTER/POET/COMPOSER- -(*FORM*)!?-..(DEATH*LOOKING*AT*ME/-..-LIKE*IT*LOOK*ED/-..-AT*(BILL*PAXTON/-..MYE*C-OLLECTOR*/-..-FROM*(SURGERY*COMPLI* CATIONS/-..-(!?)-THAT*/-..-DRINKING ITALIAN**YELLOW*OILO/-. .-DIDN’T*SOLVE/-.._*US*-?-AT*(GRAND*CENTRAL’S*CIPPRI*ANNI’S/- ..-LADY’LOUSIE*/-..(!?)--NEW*BERRY’S/-..(RUBBING*MYE*LEG’S/-..-UN DER*THIGH*/-(!?)-* CLASS*TABLE(!)-..-(WF’*HIS*SILLY*PHOTOG*FRIEND/-?-*JOHN*-? -..-(LOOKING*ON!))?-..-(LOVE*YA*BILL/-..-SO*DOES-*KELLY!)? PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. -POEM*TWO -ON*THE*GO/-..(-ALL*WAYS*ON/-..(THE*GO*!)?-..(ALL*WAY’S*GOING*SOME*WHERE!)?-..*- DROP*ING/-..(THE*TOILET*PAPER/-.-FOR*THINGS*/-..(THERE*A*BOUTS!)?-..-TRYING*TO*KEEP - *IT *CIVIL(!)?/-..(LIKE*AES*C*HYL*LUS!)?-..-PUTTING*ON*MYE*/-BLACK*NYC*CAP!)?-..THIS*M- ARCH*/-..-CHILLY*LY*CAPO*COLD(!)-&*MYE*/-..(DEAR*FRIEND*GOING/-._O*MERTA(!);?-WF’- COM*PLI*CATIONS/-..-(WHILE*IN*SURGERY!)-..-IN*CALI*FORN*I*IA..(-LOUISE*BITING/-HER*- NAILS/-..PAINTED*BLACK(!))?-..-WHIE*JOHN*PHOTO*GRAPH/-.ED.-(THE*WHOLE*DYING*EPIT- HAPH*/-..-(LIKE*EUROPEAN*SHROUDS*HEAD?)-..-BILL’S*HEAD*SPIN*NING/-..-LIKE*OKLA*HO MA*TOR*NAD*O/-..-NEAR*SHAWNEE/-..-OR*OKLA*/-..PAN*HANDLE(!)?-.. THAT*HE*USED*T- O/-..(RUN*TO*!?)-..-&*(THAT*I*RAN*FROM!)?-..IN*(TORNADO*ALLEY!)?-..-SOME*THING*LIKE- KELLY*RHOADS/-..-WF”(RED*STOCK*INGS/-..-(THAT*I*DID/-..-IN*NYC.-..2004(!)-..-(IN*OIL*RED PAINT)-..-(HER*SITTING*ON*MYE*/-..(ROUND*TABLE!)?-..WHILE*HIS*FATHER/-..(POINTED*OU- T/-..-&*(SAID*THAT’S*A*BEAUTY(!?)-..-(YES*YES/-..-”I*LIKE*IT!)?-..-ME*GRABBING*THE*PAINT-.. TO*KEEP*WILLIAM*/-..-(FROM*GETTING*INTO*IT!?)-..(SOME*RED*PAINT*/-..-(STILL*WET(!!!!!!! !)?-..-(HER*AGOG/-..-&*PLEASURE*SMILING!)?-..ME*SAD*/-..-&*(DOWN*TRODDEN/-..-*LOSIN- G*ONE*OF/-..-(MYE*BEST*GIRLS*/-..-(LIKE*BLOOD*RED*PIGS/-..-*HEART!)?..-ON-(ANIS”S*HO -G *FARM(!)?..-&*(REMEM*BER*ING/-.._(HITCH*HIKE*ING/-..-(SHE*SAID/-..-&*(LEFT*IN*FRON- T-..(CHICKEN*SHACK/-..-UTAH*/-..-AS*?(-WORKING*GIRL!?)_&-(LEG*BONE*TRICKS!?)_..-&*OT- ER*/-..-MAL*GIRL*/-..-*FUNCTION’S/-.-(LED*HER*TO*NYC.-&*MYE*ART*STUDENT’S*CLASS?)!? -TO*BECOME*A*KINDA*/-..(YOU*LOUISE*CHICK?_>>OF*?>>(ONE*OF*MYE*PAINTINGS!(?)- IN*CAN_CAN*ATTIRE*(!?))-..-LEG”S*OPEN*TO?_>(MAN’orWOMAN’S*DESIRE!)?-SO*SEZ*YO> &*SO*(SOME*ONE*SHOULD*‘AVE*SAID/-..OR*TAUGHT*THE*CROW*/-..-(AT*TOP*-..UV’*-..? *ROOM!?_..TO*CROW*ABOUT*--HIS*FANCY*(DOUBLE*TALKING*TUNE!)?-..-(WITH*OUT*SPLI- T*TING/-..(!?)-..(HIS*TONGUE*/-..-TO*SAY*/-..(NEVER*MORE*BILL*/-..-YOUR*NO*PARROT(!)?- EVEN*BYE*BUYING*KELLY*?_?AS-(YOUR*HEART”S*FULL*FILL*MENT*/-..-N’(RED*STOCKINGS? -SHE*SAID*/-..-(THAT*LOUISE*APPROVED/-WF’-HANDS*DOWN/-..&*(RED*GARTER*BELT*?-???_????) PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. POEM*THREE- I*SHOULD’NT*/-..-AVE’*BEEN*THERE(!)?-..-ME*ALL*STEAM*ING*HOT*/-..WF’*/-..DIA*BETES?? -AT*THREE*-0*CLOCKam.-..(IN*MORN*ING!)?-..(THREE*HOOTS/-..-FOR(*OLD*BOY*SCOUTS*/- NEAR*FT.*SMITH,-..*AR*KAN*SAW(!)?-..-COLLECT*ING*/-..(MYE*WITS*&*LONG*EARED*BA-? TS!)?-..AS*SPECI*MANS/-..-(GREAT*HORNED*OWL’S/-..-(*PELLETS*/-..GRATI*FIED/-..(BYE*PRO- B*ING*NEEDLE*/-..-(THE*SHIN*BONE/-..-CONNECTED*TO*LEG*BONE)-..CONNECTED*TO*F0 -OT*BONE*SCATS*(!)?-..(BUT*BOY’S/-..-WILL*BE*BOYS!?)?-..-&*(DAVY*BOWLIN’S*CHAMP*IO -N-*SHIP(!)?-..IT*WAS*SO*COLD/-..N*-(DEM*DAYS*/-..OH*HOW*THE*(HOT*COFFEE*TASTES-SO-?- GOOD(!)? PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. POEM*FOUR- -BUT*(LOCKED*IN*TO*RED*GRANITE*ROCKS/?-..-(SWEEZ*ING*MY*RIB*CAGE/-..-LIKE*(GO-N N-A/-..-(BE*/-..-*BORE*D/-?..-AS* -IN*..?-(TO*MORROW’S/-..-*FORE*SHORE*/-..-LIKE* I - HEAR-? HEAR*NG/-..*VOICES*/-..-(N’*N.Y>C?/-..-*LATER*/-..(-ON*DARK*GREEN/-..-(FIRE*ESCAPE!?)-..- -(CALL*THEM*NUDE*QUAKES/-..-(LIKE*MYE*PAINTINGS?-..-IN*OILS/-..-OR*ACRY*LICS/-(RED*- *M-USTER!)???-..-&(SUCH*DARK*CAVES/-..-VOICE*ING/-..-(LIKE*BAT’S/-..-(CHEE*CHEE*CHEE)!?- CON*FUSE*ION/-..-N’-(LOWER*MAN*HATTAN’S/-..-(PUERTO*RICO’S/-..-DRUGG*ED*LAMENT? )(THINKING*COM*PLAIN*INGS/-..-THE*WAY*TO*GO/-..--IN*SING*SONG/-..-TRUTH*VERSUS* VER*SUS*/-..-(LIFE*COULD*BE/-..-&*WOULD*BE*DIFF*ER*ENT(!)?-..-(FOR*SHIRLEY*SMITH/-..-FR KANSAS*&*-(HOL*STEIN*COWS!)?-..-&*(I*AGREE*ED/-..-WF’*HER*-..*ASS*UMPTION/-..BE*C- AUSE*SHE*WANT*ED/-..-&*WAS*STANDING*NUDE*(!?)?_..-THE*PHAM*TOM’/-..-(+HAD*BOU GHT*HIS*MISTRESS/-..-A*RED**FOX*COAT/-..-(-FULL*LENGHT?_>>BUT*SAID* ?_>>(PLEASE*-?? KILL*THE*-..THE*MOUSE*/-..(-UNDER*THE*SINK!)?-..(PHILIP*/- ..-THEY*GIVE*ME*THE*(CREAPY *CRAWLER’S/-..&*LET*THE*RED*FOX*FUR*/-..-(FALL*AWAY*/-..-FROM*CUME*PLEATLY/- ..-(NU -DE*BODY!??_? -&*(HER*RED*/-..-(HAIR*ED*MUFF!?)_..-(&*the*RED*HAIR*ED*MOUSE!)?-..-WAITING*FOR*P(!? IIN *K*/-..-HIS*RED* EN TRY !?)_..-MAY*BE*?_>>-(ABOUT*4:OO PM!?)_..-(!?)-..-(THAT*DAY*BE-? ING*TUESDAY*(!)? PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. POEM*FIVE: I -GUESS*IT’S*IN/-..-(MY*FATE*/-..-SHE*SAID*(!?)-..-DO*YOU*WANT*/-..-(SUM*HOT*COFFEE!? I*CON*STAN*LY*?-..-(ALL*WAY’S/-..-BEING*HARROW*ED/-..-(BYE*SEX!)?-../-&*GOD*DESS’S*- ”*&*THE*PHAN*TOM*/-..-(HAVE*BROKEN*UP/-..-&*I*NEED*SEX*)!?..(RIGHT*NOW/-..-ME*BU SILY/-..-(SEARCH*ING/-..FOR*IM*AGE*I*NARY*MOUSE/-..UNDER*SINK*ING/-..REAL*I*LI*ZAT ONS*THAT*NOTH*ING/-..-WAS*TRUE(!!!!!!!)?- ..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. POEM*SIX: -SEEM*ING*LY/-..-ONE*MUST*BE*READY(!?)-..-(WHEN*THE*MUSE*SPEAKS/-..&*RE*SPOND-IN -G*T-O*&*LISTEN*VERY*CLOSE*LY/-..-(TO*THE*POET’S*TONGUE/-..-*TO*THE*WORD*COUNT *ED*F OR-M!?)?-..-&*NOTICE*/-..-MY*WORDS*/-..-(FLOW*OUT/-..-LIKE*WATER!)?-SEZ*YOU*MA- CKY*/-..-IN*SAC*RO*DE*SANT*BELIEF(!))?-..OKAY*DAR*LIN(!)?-.-(SO*GOOD*/-..-SO*WELL!?)- -&*WHEN*I*HEARD*/-..-THAT*LOUD*POP(!)?-..-IN*THE*REFRIGERATOR*/-..-THAT*GREG*THE*- GREEDY*ONE*/-..-ONE*OF*TWO*BROS*/-..-GAVE*ME*OUT*OF*GUILT(?)-..-(THAT*ALL*WAYS HAD*/-..-a*(SE*SMELL*/-..-MAY*BE*PLANTED*in*(?)..-AS*PRIVATE*PLOT(!????)-..-AS*SAM-E*DAY*SER*VICE -(???)-..-GANGS*(RUN*NING* AMUCK*/-..-N*‘CON*STANT*SLAUGHTER*FO- R*CONTROL*/-..-OF*THE*MANY*COCAINE*HEROINE*/-..-AID’S*/-..-(YOU*NAME*IT/-..-BEND- NGS*(RUN*NING*AMUCK*/-..-N*‘CON*STANT*SLAUGHTER*FO- R*CONTROL*/-..-OF*THE*MANY*COCAINE*HEROINE*/-..-AID’S*/-. ..-(YOU*NAME*IT/-..-BEND- *ING*OVER*/-..-NOT*MY*THING*/-..-(BEING*EX*TREMLY*HETERO)!?-..-(AS*WOMAN’S*MYE? -LOVE*DARLIN’-..-&*THERE*SEEM’S/-..-NO*WAY*TO*FIX/-..-THE*ETERNAL*CLOCK/-..-EVEN*W- F/-..-A*SET*OF*ETER*NAL*KEYS/-..-(SENT*TO*ME*/-..-FROM*ROME/-..-&*EVEN*/-..-WRAPPED- N’/-..-(GOLD*FOIL*POPE’S*MONEY*LIRA)???-..-*EVEN*/-..WF’-(SOCRATES*PHILOSOPHY!)?-..-?? -OR*SOCRATES*PEBBLES*/-.,,-IN*BLOODY*MOUTH*(!)?-..-AS*ENGLISH*-**COCK****OLD(!)? -&*A*/-..(MOTHER’S*VER*BAL**IN*TENT*/-..-OR*USUAGE*/-..-OR*VISUAL*PROOF*/-..UV’*W ACO*MAMA*/-..&*COMMIE*MAMA*/-..-(WRAPPED*AROUND*/-..&*LOCKED*IN*/-..-LISBEAN *(LICK*A*LIKES*LUCK*)?-..-(&*THE*EARTH*CON*STANT*LY/-..-VIBRATE*ING/-..-OR*SHIM*ME- R*ING*/-..-FROM*SHALE*DIS*PLACE*MENTS/-..-CALL*THEM*EARTH*QUAK*ES!)?-..-MAN*MA- -DE*/-..-THROUGH*OUT*EARTH’S*SUR*FACE’S(!)?-..-EVEN*IN*STATE*/-..-OF*OKLA*HOMA*)!? I*WONDER*/-..-HOW*MUCH*/-..(OIL*RIGHT’S*CAN*BE*/-..*RE*VERT*ED*)?-..-ASK*MY*SIS*T ER(!)????-..-WHO*MADE*DE*CIS*ION*/-..-TO*SELL*OIL*RIGHTS/-..-FOR*FREE(!)?-..-WITH*OUT? -(CON*SULT*ING*-ISSUES*/-..-WF’*ME(!)?-..-YEAH*-ED*RIE’S*MAE’S/-..*DAUGHTERS*DE*CIS* ION*/-..-..-YEAH*DAISY*MAE’S/-..-AL*CAP*/-..(FUNNY*PAPER’S/-..-LIL*AB*NER’S*BLONDE*JO- OURN*AL*IST*Y*JOY*(!)? ..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. POEM*SEVEN: =THERE*YOU*R’/-..-(*AGAIN*/-..-(LIKE*A*REG*U*LAR*NEW’SPAP*ER*/..-GIVING*ME*FIRST*- PLACE*ON*YOUR*-(SPORT’S*PAGE/-..-PLAY*ING*-(THIRD*BASE*/-..FOR*JESUS!)?-..-&*RIDE*(!- ING*/-..-TO*HO*BOKEN*-(!?)_..WHEN*I*WANT*TO*GO*/-..TO(PENN.STATION!)?_ES*PEC*I* LY/-..-ON*_(RAINY*DAY”S!)?_..WHEN*I*WANT*TO*GO*/-..-(TO*GET*?BROOK*LYN*SQUARE ‘S/-..-(TO*GET*MYE*/-..-(POME*A*DORO?_>>FOR*THE*WEEK’S*TOMATO*ACID*I*T-IRON(!)? -THEN*WHEN/-..-LATER*IN*THE*NIGHT*/-..(LORRAINE*CALL’S*COMPLAIN*ING*UV’*PAIN(!?) )-..-(WITH*OUT*HOPE*/-..-(THAT*MAY*BE*/-..-(SHE’S*BEEN*/-..-(MIS*DIA*NOSED/-..THAT*MA -Y*BE*/-..-*SHE*DOES*NOT*/-..(HAVE*CANCER*/-..-STILL*ALIVE/-..-(AFTER*DOc’s/-GIVE*HER*- ONE*MORE*YEAR*/-..-(TO*LIVE*!)? -(CRY*ING*LIKE*HER*FEM*I*NINE/-..-(RAGGI*TY*ANNE* -!?)-..-(A*LITTLE*MORE/-..-(THAN*DIS*TURB*ING/-..=BUT*AFTER*/-..-TALK*ING*TO*JESUS(!?)_?- -I*DE*CIDED*TO*HEAT*/-..-(THE*SQUARES/-.-&*(DRINK*THE*COKE*/-..(ICE*COLD*$1.49*GI- ANT*DRINK*/-..-FOR*IT’S*SUGAR*CALORIES*/-..-(SO*BE*IT*WILLARD*RUFUS*/-..-(FROM*ALA -BAMA*/-..-(TRY*ING/-..-FOR*DY*ING/-..-(FOR*MYE*SWEET*LOR*RAINE*AL*WAY’S*NEVER’S. -YET*BRAVO*PIZZA*/-..AT*30TH*STREET/-..&*EIGHT*AVE/-..-MAKES*SOME*DAM*GOOD *** SI*CI*LIAN-*SQUARES(!)?-..-(SINCE*I*LIVED*A*YEAR/-..-(IN*ROME’S/-..-RE*CIVE*ING/-..-1986- PRIX*de*ROMA’S*(HONOR*FOR*PAINTING/-..DOING*104*/-..-(CON*STRUZ*ION*ES/-..-&*?- 100*SEPERATE*PAINTINGS(!)?-..-(SO*I*KNOW*WHAT*/-..-(I*AM*TALKING*ABOUT!)?-=*ME*-? PROF*ESSOR*EMIR*I*TUS(!)?-..&*WAS*ASKED*/-..-(TO*VISIT/-..-(TO*GIVE*MYE*O*PINION!?) -TO*THE*/-..-HEAD*HONCHO*RESTOR*IER/-..-UV’-(THE*SIS*TINE*CHAPEL*/-..-UV’*-(MECHALI- AN*A*LO(!)?-..-JAPAN*ESE*CHEMICALS*&*PAINT*/-..-TURN*ING*THE*MAEST*RO*/-..-INTO* (JAPANESE*TOILET*/-..-or*CHEAP*FAST*FOOD*/-..-I*TAL*IAN*GAB*I*NETTA(!)?-..-WHILE*UP*- ON*SCAFF*OLD*ING/-..-(CHIEF*RESTOR*IOR/-..-AFTER*HIS*QUEST*ION-.._IS*IT*GOOD*REST ORATION/-..-(“I*SAID*NO*/-..-YOU*HAVE*TAKEN*AWAY*TIME*/-..-&*CENTURIES*OF*IN*CE NSE*?_>>(YOU*IN*ESS*CENCE*HAVE*DES*TROY*/-..*-ED(!?)-..-*ME*COL*LO’S*WORK(!?)??? -(HUSH*HUSH*/-..-THOSE*PEOPLE/-...-(DOWN*BELOW*R’/-..-THE*MONEY*PEOPLE-&*MIGHT*- (HEAR*YOU*/-..-YOU*DAM*AMERICAN*ARTISTS*/-..-(R’*TOO*TRUTH*FULL)?-&*(I*LOOKED*A BASH*ED(!)?-..-&*(SHA*GRIN*NED/-..-&*APPALLED*(!)?--WHICH*REMINDS*ME/-..UV’*I*READ* IN*(FLORENTINE’S/-..PRIME*NEWS*PAPER/-..(THAT*20thCENTURY*ITAILAN*WORKERS/-..*HA- DRILLED*OUT*AT*BASE*UV’/-..(DU*O*MO*2!?)-..&*(THAT’S*WHY*IT*/-..-WAS*OPEN*ING*F- ROM*(TOP*LIKE*ORANGE!?)-..-&*(THE*ITALIAN’S*WERE*USING*STEEL*CABLES/-..-TO*TRY*T- O*TY*a*15*CENTURY*DUOMO*/-..(LIKE*HUMP*I*TY*DUMP*ITY/-..-BACK*TO*GETHER*AGA- IN(!)?-..wf’-..(20thCENTURY*/-..-PUN*IN*TEND*ED)?? ..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. POEM*EIGHT: -&*AGAIN*PHONE*RING*ING*AGAIN*/-..-HELLO*YOUNG*MAN-*AGAIN*/-..(IT’S*ME*HELE- N*LIEB*HABER*?-..-FROM*-(HOUSE*/-..-UV’*CRIM*ANAL*INSANE(!?)-..-(YOUNG*MAN*/-I*H-? OPE*YOU*DON’T*MIND*/-..-YOUNG*MAN*ME*CALLING*AGAIN*/-..AS*IT’S*WED*NES*DA Y*?_*&-..(AFTER*TUES*DAY!)?_..-&*(YOUNG*MAN*I*WANT*TO*STEAL(!?)_..-YOUR*HEART*A -WAY*(!?)_..-AS*IT’S*APRIL*26th*2017/-..-at*9:15AM(!)”?-..(Good*Morning*LOVE*!)?-..ER(!?)-& *AGAIN*/-..-(GOOD*MORN*ING*YOUNG*MAN!)?..-ME*DIZZY*FROM*THE(VERBAL*REPEATS )!?_..(MYE*TOES*CRAMP*ING*FROM*DIA*BETIS*WIGG*LING*/-..-IN*BED*/-..-!?)-..&*HOPE*I- ING*THEY*WOULD*NOT*/-..(BE*AMP*U*TATED*/-..-BYE*SOME*OVER*IN*DULGE*ANT*SUR- GEON*/-..(HIRED*BYE*SPECT*RUM*/-..3*WAY*PLAN!)?-..-PHONE/COM*PUTER/-T.V.(!)?-*YES?- *HELEN*WHAT*DO*YOU*WISH*/-..*NOW*/-..MYE*BOOK/-..(PER*TAIN*ING*TO*OUR*LOV- E*HAS*NOT*HIT*THE*(FRENCH*PRESSES*YET!)?-..-BUT*IN*I*TAL*IAN*YES(!)?-SO*YOUR*YOU NG*MAN*/-..(WILL*LOOK*GOOD!)_..-(WHILE*YOU*STEAL*HIS/-..-HEART*A*WAY(!)?-..*AD*? -NAUSE*UM(!)?-..-I*CAN’T*GIVE*YOU*BUT/-..n(SEVEN*MINUTES!?)-..-(BE*CAUSE*YOU*CALLE- D*ALL*NIGHT*?..-SAY*ING/-..-WAKE*UP*YOUNG*MAN(!)?-..-*DON’T*REMIND*ME*/-..UV’*Y EARS*THAT*HAVE*FLOWN*BYE*/-..-(SINCE*YOU*/-..-WERE*19!?)-..-(RARE*IN*TO*GO(!?)_-??? ANY*WHERE*FROM*BREN*TAN*OS/-..-(WF*ME*TO*BE*COME*POET!)?-..(OH!?-THOSE*WER- THE*DAY’S!)?_..-(EH!)?-..-&*(YOU*SAID*/-..THE*ONLY*WAY/-..-(YOU*COULD*SEE*ME*/-BE*C AUSE*OF*HELENA*(!)?-..-WAS*TO*POSE*/-..&*LET*ME*PAINT*YOU(!))?..-HELLO*OLD*GIRL(?) -WE*?(DID*IT*YOU*WF’*BAD*SENT*I*MENT/-..-(GERMAN*FARM*GIRL’D/-..-&*(I*AN*FRESH* OKIE?*FOND*LING*YOUR*KISSES*/-..-AT*EVERY*BREAK*/-..YOU*WANT*ED/-..-BEYOND*TB*- ’S*DE-STRUCTIVE*/-..(BALLARD’S*BIS*QUITS!)?-..-&*I*WARN*ED*YOU*-(NOT*TO!)?_..-BUT*YOU*WOU-D*NOT*LISTEN(!)”?-..(&*YOU*-GAVE*me*YOUR*?_-*BEST_*HEART*AWAY(!)? .-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. POEM*NINE: -HELLO*YOUNG*MAN(!)?-..-(lets*Have*a*Des*cent*CON*VERSATION*YOU*LIS*TEN*ING*ME *TALK*ING*/-..-YOU*LIST*EN*ING*/-..-(ME*TALK*ING!!!!)?-..&*-(DO*I*HAVE*TO*RE*PEAT?_? -(BALABB/-..ER?)_..(BABBER*ER?)_..(BLAB*BER-ER!!!?)-..--HELLO*YOUNG*MAN/-..-DO*YOU*WA NT*ME*TO*GET*OUTTA*HERE*/-..-&*COME*BE*WITH*YOU(!)?-..-(RE*MEMBER*ING*HER*AT- 19*YRS./-..-NOW*71*YRS./-..-&*(GUARD*ING*THE*(ART*BOX*STATION?)..-WF’*ONLY*A*FE- W*SCRAG*GLY*HAIRS*ON*HEAD!)-..-FROM*(TIMES’*E*RAISE*MENT?)_..-VERY*FEW*TEETH*- MEAN*ING*/-..TO*GUM*IT(!)????..-&*(NOT*HEAR*ING*A*LICK?)-..-&*I*STILL*USE*NO*DEO- DER*ANT*/-..-R*WASH*AT*MY*YOUNG*AGE(!)?-..-(YOUNG*MAN!)?-..-ALSO*RE*MEMBER*IN G*ARIS*(YOUNG*STRONG*SMELLING*/-..-ARIES*GIRL*STUDENT*/-..AT*-(Art*Students*LEAU-? GUE*-..-(WHERE*I*TAUGHT*FOR*25*YEARS*A*LIFE*CLASS!)?_..-&*I*AM*NOT*AD*VER*SED? TO*-/-..(FE*MALES*IN*HEAT*/-..-&*SOME*FE*MINE*SMELLS*/-..-IN*DE*SIRE*/-..-TO*COP*U*- LATE*(!)?-..-WHICH*ARIES*LIVED*IN*(!?)-..-(DRUG*GE*STASH*HOUSE*BLDG./-..-IN*(LOWER*? GRUNGE*BLDG./-..-&*EVEN*I*/-..-ASKED*HER*/-..TO*GO*WASH*/-..(FOR*MYE*SAKE!?)_..?? -AS*SOME*TIMES*PEOPLE*/-..-(LIVE*SO*LONG!?)_..-(WITH*OUT*WASH*ING/-..-CAN*NO*L0 NGER*SMELL*THEM*SELVES()?-..&*(-HAVE*TO*BE*RE*MIND*ED/-..-IF*THEY*STILL*WANT*A*- FEW*FRIENDS*/-..-THIS*IS*NECES*SARY(!)?-..-(SWEET*SWEAT*CLEAN*MEAT!)?_..-LOWER*EAS -T*SIDE*MAN*HATTAN(!)?-..&*SOME*TIMES*/-..-DREAM*HEAVEN*TIS*POSSIBLE(!?)-..-THANK* GOD*/-..FOR*THIS*APPLE*MAC*/-..-PUT*IN*MYE*ABODE*/-..-WHILE*I*WAS*/-..-UP*STATE*-? AD*I*ROND*ACKS/-..IN*SUMMER-***/-..1999(!?)-..-WHEN*I*CAME*BACK*/-..IN*SEPT./-COU- D*N’T*GET*MY*16’/-.-(FRESH*WATER*PLASTIC*CHALLENGER/-..-IN*NYC>-..-BECAUSE*COM*- PUT-TER*/-..WAS*BLOCK*ING*MY*EN*TRAD*A(!!!!?)?-..(SMALL*LOFT*BUILD*ING*PLACE!?)-..? -HELLO*YOUNG*MAN(!)?-..-*********-ETC. ..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. POEM*TEN: &*-SHE*JUST*KEPT*ON*/-..-ON*TALK*ING*/-..-*ON*PHONE(!)?-..-WHILE*BETTY*BLANK/-..-JU- ST*KEPT*ON*PAINT*ING/-..-HER*P.H.D./-..BROOK*LYN*(DRIVE*IN**PAINT*ING-..-(AS*STUD-? ENT*OF*MYNE/-..THAT*THROUGH*THE*YEARS/-..HAS*MARRIED* _>*MOVED*TO*/-..* -STATE*of*NEW- JERSEY(!)?-WHICH*LEADS*ME- TO*SAY*/-.-THAT*I*MIGHT*BE*/-..THE*O*RIGIN(!!!???)_AL*(?)?- *I*NAL*ADAM -*BEING*BORN*/-..WITH*OUT*SECOND*RIB*/-..N’/-..*Pauls*Valley* OKLAH-? */- .VIA*DR.VACHEL*LIND*SEY/-..OR*IN*NYC*/- ..,-WITH*FIRST*RIB**CON*G-ENT*I*TI*LY*- -*MISSING*/-..BUT*THE*THINK*ING*/-.. -THAT*ALL*ARTIST’s/-..have*to*Have*SOME?-DE*M- AIMED*ED/-..-*PHY*I*CAL*/-..-N’*CAPLE*MENT*?_..-TIS*NOT*ONLY*STUPID*/-..-BUT*a*MALE *FaRction*Uv’*Bi-B*(!?)- -*I*CAL**BIBLE*MAL*FACTION(!)?_..&-(MIGHT*BE*some*UV’/-..-THE*21ST**CENTURY*PSYCH- O*FACTIONS*/-..-THE*WORLD,*WON’T*WANT*/-..-TO*BE*A*TOU*LOUSE*/-..-OR*BIGOT*ED *JEAL*OUS*/-..-(LOOK*AT*HIS*/-..-*MAL*FARCT*ION/-..-(YEAH*!?-..*BABY*OF*THE*PHANT*- OM*OPERA(!)?-..-&*IT*MIGHT*CAUSE-/-..-(SECOND*THOUGHTS?)?-..-(SO*BE*IT*STANLEY*)!?? BUT*SOME*R”*?_>>_-ALL*WAY”S/-..-(SECOND*GUESS*ING*/-..-A*FIRST*REAL*A*L*_*ITY)??? -LIKE*MUDDY*WATER’S/-ONLY*THE*BOY’S/CAN*TELL*HOW*MUDDY*-...*H2O*CAN*GET(!)? ..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. -..*POEM*11: -&*(ALL*POEMS*/-..-ARE*WRITTEN/-..-(ELSE*WIZE*?)_..-(BREAK*ING*RULES*/-..-UV’*CLASSI*CAL*/-STAND*ARD/-..****QUA*TRAIN)!? -&*NOT*TO*BE*CHANGED*/-..-(BYE*ANY*ONE*/-PUBLIS*ER*/-*SON*SANDRO/-*BERT*ETC).- OR*(OTHER*IDIOTS?)?-WHERE*THE*EGO*..--TIS*BIGGER*THN*THEIR*INTELL*ECTS(!)? -(GIVE*ME*LIB*ER*TY/-..-WF’/-.-.*WORD’S*/-..---OR*GIVE*ME*LIT*ER*AL*HIERARCHICAL*/-..-DEATH(!?)-? -UNCLE*SAM*STILL*SAYS/-..WF’*FINGER*POINTING/-STRAIGHT*AT*YOU*AMERICA(!)? -(PAT*RICK*HENRY*/-..-(SAY’S*I*DON’T*KNOW*/-..-MAY*BE*-SHERRO’DS*RIGHT(!)? -..-*POEM*12: -SOME*SAY*/-..-DOES*HE*MEAN*IT(!?)?-..-(DOUBLE*ARIES*SHARI*/-..IN*FLORIDA*?_>>SAY”- *”S*YES(!)?_-HELEN*LIEB.-.._IN-*(HOUSE*OF*IN*SANE/-..-SAYS*(HER*MOTHER*SAYS*YES!))? -AS*AN*ARIES*DE*FUNCT(!)?-..-AMONG*THE*RED*POSIES(!)? ..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER. -POEM*13: -&*I*Say*YES(!)?-..-(RIGHT*SIS*TER*SHIRLEY*/-..DO*GOOD*ER*BLACK*/-..-*N*EAST*HARLEM- *GROUP*/-..-(TRY*ING*TO*BRING*BACK*HARLEM’S*MUSIC*/-..-OF*DAY’S*ELE*GANCE/-..*? (DUKE*EL*LING*TON*SMOOTH*EASY*SPEAK*/-..-(WE*GOT*IT*/-..-LIKE*YOU*WANT*IT!?)_?- &*CAN*NOT*/-..-HAVE*IT*EVER*A*GAIN*(!?)-..-THE*5*BROOK*LYN*(WOMAN*SUFFRAGE*? )_-DO*GOODER*GROUP(!?)_..-(DOWN*IN*BROOK*LYN*!)?_..-&*WE*WANT*IT*BACK*/-..-LKE*RUSSIAN*PIANO(!)_>>-HOSI*M-OPH*HANO*BEAM*AH-*/-..-SERIAL*NUMBER-..-?YES*(247422-38)?..-(SENT*TO*ME*/-..-(BYE*LOVER?)-..-UV*-*PUTIN’S*LOVE*/-..-?-(DON’T*TELL*U>S>A>*ANY*THING(!)?-..&*TRUMP’S*RED*HAIR*ED*TOP(?)))) -FINI*!? .-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA -46*th*BOOK:-..-(SLUSH*MOUTH!)? artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017 POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER MASTER*TEACHER.-13*POEMS-..*1ST*EDITION. (C)COPYRIGHT.-..(2017).




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philip lawrence sherrod, poet ©
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Original*Poems:
-were*Created..&*Copyrighted..Aug.
2001.
All*-
Personal*Names..*Used..are*Fictional-
!../-?-
&..-*Created./-
...as*Original*Characters/-!..-
To*Represent*Symbolic-?
 *Human-*Relationships!..-
&*All*Created*..*Persons/-!(?)
..&***Personal*Names-?
..are*(-Over* 18yrs.-old!). -
The*Work..*Represents/-!
 ..an*Attempt..To*Explain/-
?..The*Vicissitudes??/-..&*Dilemmas/-?
of*Being*Modern*/-?..&*-
Dealing*With*/-
?…*Modern*Living/-
?..&*Human*Imagination/-?..(?)
-As*...-*Psychological*Factions(!)
Note:..Punctuation*Used*To*An*Excess/-
?..As*A*Way/-?..To*Guide*The*Reader/-?
-..Control*The*Reader/-..
To*The*Point..(!?)-Of*Understanding/-
..The*(Poet’s*Intent!)?..-As*Well*As..-
Create*An*Additional/-?..Art*Form!
      
 JANUARY 07, 2008-2016.

ABOUT MY POEMS:."these works/-..come
 from-..(Every*Day*Attempts!/-)?
..to *Communicate/-..With Others!(?)..-
(About..One's*/-..Intimate*Feelings!)?
..-Some*Tmes/-..Falling*Short/-..Of*/-
..Complete*/-..Dia*logue/-?..&*-Failing*-
..*All*Human*Understanding’S!(?)..
-or of*a.. Poet's*Concern*/-
..Of*LIMITED*Traditional*Boundaries!-..-
of*/-..&*For*/..- The Majority/-?..-
For*These*LIVING*..-
*IMAGES-..(!)?-...Are*Forced*/-
..Upon*One!..-Bye*the-....-(Un*Educated*/-
?..-Multi*/-..*Tudes!)?"(?)

(They*Are*Serious*Attempts/-..At*Love!)


Note: -all*mye*poetry/-..is written/-..as-..(the*Spoken*Word!)?           
& *Dedicated*/-..-To*The*Way/-..-Most*People*Speak/-!           
*Consciously/-&..Or*/-..UnConsciously(!)?..-&*(Are*Heard/-           ..With*All/-..*Those*/-..*Little*/)-..*IN*CON*GRUITIES/-           ..Of*Color*Full/-..In*Ventions/)-..&*Personalities/-..*Cre-           ating/-..Some*/-..Quite*Color*Full/-..Dramatic*Speech(!)?           ..Such*As/-..*The*Use/-..of*Slang/-..&*Colloquial*..-(
           (Small*Rural/-..To*Urbanites/-*Language(!)?..The*Way/-          ..You*Hear*Them*Speak/-..As*Opposed/-to The*(Proper*/-..           ..English*Dictum!)-..In*Short/-..I*Have*Taken*Liberties!
           ..As*A*Poet/-..To*Remind*America(!)?-of*The*Rich*-
            ness/-of*(..the/-..*American*Language!)?..But*Again/-..I*TAKE/-..
-LIBER*/-..*TIES(!)?
            -Using*Low*Class*Slang/-

..-With*Hier*Archial*Voice(!?)


-POEM*ONE-
..-”(SWEET*TEA!/-..-FROM*ARIZONIA/-..-(AIN’T*GONNA*SAVE*YOU*BUDDY*!)-..-..”*-YOU*-..?
(CONSTANT*LY*BLISTER*ING/-..--*FROM*YOUR*READER’S/-..-ANG*IETY(!?)..LIKE*CAROL*(!?)-CONSTANT*LY/-..-(LIFT*TING*HER*/-..-(DRESS*/-..-AS*IF*/-..-(WILLIAMS*BUERG/-..WAS*FOR-..
*EVER*(!)?-..(HER*SAY*ING/-..-(WHAT*TOOK*YOU/-..(SO*LONG!)?-..-(&*HAND*ING*ME*26*SELF*/-..-DE*FEAT*ISH*POEMS/-..(ALL
*TYPYED*UP/-..-ON*QUALITY*POETS/-..-(*PAPER!?)-..-(*HER
-(BLUE*GREY*EYES/-..-STAR*RING/-..-(AT*ME*TO*ANSWER!)?-..(ME*LOOKING*AT*HER*NON-CHALANT*LY)!?-..-(AS*IF/-..-(I*DIDN’T*HEAR*HER!)?)-..-(&*DONALD*TRUMP’S/-..- (SHEEP*ISH*-
GRIN*WAS*ALL*OVER/-..-(MYE*BI*QUS*PIDS?)-..NOT*TO*MENTION/-..WERE*SMARTING!)!?

(BECAUSE*(SLUSH*MOUTH*SEEM’S/-..-TO*BE*FOR*EVER(!)”?-..(THIS*DIABETTUS*MELITIS/-..IN
-SIP*I*DUS/-..-”*WULD*LIKE*A/-..(TALL*16oz./-..SAMUEL*ADAM’S/-..-(ICE*COLD*BOSTON*LA
-GER/-..-FROM*BOSTON(!)?-..-&*(MAY*BE*FILON*MIGON/-..-(MEDIUM*RARE*/-..-PINK*&*MA
-Y*BE*BLEEDING*/-..-AS*HOPE*/-..-IS*WHERE*YOU*/-..-(FIND*IT!)?-..-LIKE*KELLY*CALLING*FR-

OM*CALI*FORN*INA/-..-(WANT*ING*ME/-..-(-TO*LISTEN*TO*HER*MASTUR*BATE!)?-..-(ME*C-
HUCKLE*ING/-..-(AT*HER*AU*DACITY!)?-..-&*APPALL*ED/-..-OF*(*THE*YEARS*GONE*BYE!?_?)
-*&*ALL*THOSE*KANGA*ROO*RATS/-..-(*DROWN*ING*/-..-N’-*the*ARROYO’S!)?-..-(BUT*WH-AT*THE*HECK*/-..-(I*CAN’T*/-..-SAVE*THEM*ALL(!?)?-..-IN*NEW*JERSEY-..-OR*P.A./-..-OR*NY--

C(!)?-..-ME*AM*ONLY*ME(!)?-..-LIKE*BEING*INTER*NATIONAL*POET*PAINTER*COMPOSER*A
-IN’T*/-.._*(E*NOUGH!)?..-FOR*A*RE*TIRE*D/-..-*TEACH*ING*MASTER/-..-(inTHE*GOOD*OLE * /-..BLANKETY*BLANK*/-..-(U>S>A>)? ..-(AS*SHE*SAID/-..-*ARE*YOU*RETIRED*/-..-R*NOT! ??-
-(ME*NOT*KNOWING*RETIRE*MENT/-..-(OR*HOW*TO*FILL*OUT-PAINTER/POET/COMPOSER-
-(*FORM*)!?-..(DEATH*LOOKING*AT*ME/-..-LIKE*IT*LOOK*ED/-..-AT*(BILL*PAXTON/-..MYE*C-OLLECTOR*/-..-FROM*(SURGERY*COMPLI* CATIONS/-..-(!?)-THAT*/-..-DRINKING ITALIAN**YELLOW*OILO/-. .-DIDN’T*SOLVE/-.._*US*-?-AT*(GRAND*CENTRAL’S*CIPPRI*ANNI’S/- ..-LADY’LOUSIE*/-..(!?)--NEW*BERRY’S/-..(RUBBING*MYE*LEG’S/-..-UN
DER*THIGH*/-(!?)-*
CLASS*TABLE(!)-..-(WF’*HIS*SILLY*PHOTOG*FRIEND/-?-*JOHN*-?
-..-(LOOKING*ON!))?-..-(LOVE*YA*BILL/-..-SO*DOES-*KELLY!)?


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MASTER*TEACHER.

-POEM*TWO
-ON*THE*GO/-..(-ALL*WAYS*ON/-..(THE*GO*!)?-..(ALL*WAY’S*GOING*SOME*WHERE!)?-..*-
DROP*ING/-..(THE*TOILET*PAPER/-.-FOR*THINGS*/-..(THERE*A*BOUTS!)?-..-TRYING*TO*KEEP - *IT *CIVIL(!)?/-..(LIKE*AES*C*HYL*LUS!)?-..-PUTTING*ON*MYE*/-BLACK*NYC*CAP!)?-..THIS*M-
ARCH*/-..-CHILLY*LY*CAPO*COLD(!)-&*MYE*/-..(DEAR*FRIEND*GOING/-._O*MERTA(!);?-WF’-

COM*PLI*CATIONS/-..-(WHILE*IN*SURGERY!)-..-IN*CALI*FORN*I*IA..(-LOUISE*BITING/-HER*-
NAILS/-..PAINTED*BLACK(!))?-..-WHIE*JOHN*PHOTO*GRAPH/-.ED.-(THE*WHOLE*DYING*EPIT-
HAPH*/-..-(LIKE*EUROPEAN*SHROUDS*HEAD?)-..-BILL’S*HEAD*SPIN*NING/-..-LIKE*OKLA*HO
MA*TOR*NAD*O/-..-NEAR*SHAWNEE/-..-OR*OKLA*/-..PAN*HANDLE(!)?-.. THAT*HE*USED*T-

O/-..(RUN*TO*!?)-..-&*(THAT*I*RAN*FROM!)?-..IN*(TORNADO*ALLEY!)?-..-SOME*THING*LIKE-
KELLY*RHOADS/-..-WF”(RED*STOCK*INGS/-..-(THAT*I*DID/-..-IN*NYC.-..2004(!)-..-(IN*OIL*RED PAINT)-..-(HER*SITTING*ON*MYE*/-..(ROUND*TABLE!)?-..WHILE*HIS*FATHER/-..(POINTED*OU-
T/-..-&*(SAID*THAT’S*A*BEAUTY(!?)-..-(YES*YES/-..-”I*LIKE*IT!)?-..-ME*GRABBING*THE*PAINT-..

TO*KEEP*WILLIAM*/-..-(FROM*GETTING*INTO*IT!?)-..(SOME*RED*PAINT*/-..-(STILL*WET(!!!!!!!
!)?-..-(HER*AGOG/-..-&*PLEASURE*SMILING!)?-..ME*SAD*/-..-&*(DOWN*TRODDEN/-..-*LOSIN-
G*ONE*OF/-..-(MYE*BEST*GIRLS*/-..-(LIKE*BLOOD*RED*PIGS/-..-*HEART!)?..-ON-(ANIS”S*HO -G *FARM(!)?..-&*(REMEM*BER*ING/-.._(HITCH*HIKE*ING/-..-(SHE*SAID/-..-&*(LEFT*IN*FRON-

T-..(CHICKEN*SHACK/-..-UTAH*/-..-AS*?(-WORKING*GIRL!?)_&-(LEG*BONE*TRICKS!?)_..-&*OT-  ER*/-..-MAL*GIRL*/-..-*FUNCTION’S/-.-(LED*HER*TO*NYC.-&*MYE*ART*STUDENT’S*CLASS?)!?
-TO*BECOME*A*KINDA*/-..(YOU*LOUISE*CHICK?_>>OF*?>>(ONE*OF*MYE*PAINTINGS!(?)-
IN*CAN_CAN*ATTIRE*(!?))-..-LEG”S*OPEN*TO?_>(MAN’orWOMAN’S*DESIRE!)?-SO*SEZ*YO>

&*SO*(SOME*ONE*SHOULD*‘AVE*SAID/-..OR*TAUGHT*THE*CROW*/-..-(AT*TOP*-..UV’*-..? *ROOM!?_..TO*CROW*ABOUT*--HIS*FANCY*(DOUBLE*TALKING*TUNE!)?-..-(WITH*OUT*SPLI-
T*TING/-..(!?)-..(HIS*TONGUE*/-..-TO*SAY*/-..(NEVER*MORE*BILL*/-..-YOUR*NO*PARROT(!)?-
EVEN*BYE*BUYING*KELLY*?_?AS-(YOUR*HEART”S*FULL*FILL*MENT*/-..-N’(RED*STOCKINGS?
-SHE*SAID*/-..-(THAT*LOUISE*APPROVED/-WF’-HANDS*DOWN/-..&*(RED*GARTER*BELT*?-???_????)

PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.

POEM*THREE-
I*SHOULD’NT*/-..-AVE’*BEEN*THERE(!)?-..-ME*ALL*STEAM*ING*HOT*/-..WF’*/-..DIA*BETES??
-AT*THREE*-0*CLOCKam.-..(IN*MORN*ING!)?-..(THREE*HOOTS/-..-FOR(*OLD*BOY*SCOUTS*/-
NEAR*FT.*SMITH,-..*AR*KAN*SAW(!)?-..-COLLECT*ING*/-..(MYE*WITS*&*LONG*EARED*BA-?
TS!)?-..AS*SPECI*MANS/-..-(GREAT*HORNED*OWL’S/-..-(*PELLETS*/-..GRATI*FIED/-..(BYE*PRO-
B*ING*NEEDLE*/-..-(THE*SHIN*BONE/-..-CONNECTED*TO*LEG*BONE)-..CONNECTED*TO*F0
-OT*BONE*SCATS*(!)?-..(BUT*BOY’S/-..-WILL*BE*BOYS!?)?-..-&*(DAVY*BOWLIN’S*CHAMP*IO -N-*SHIP(!)?-..IT*WAS*SO*COLD/-..N*-(DEM*DAYS*/-..OH*HOW*THE*(HOT*COFFEE*TASTES-SO-?-
GOOD(!)?

PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.

POEM*FOUR-
-BUT*(LOCKED*IN*TO*RED*GRANITE*ROCKS/?-..-(SWEEZ*ING*MY*RIB*CAGE/-..-LIKE*(GO-N  N-A/-..-(BE*/-..-*BORE*D/-?..-AS* -IN*..?-(TO*MORROW’S/-..-*FORE*SHORE*/-..-LIKE* I - HEAR-? HEAR*NG/-..*VOICES*/-..-(N’*N.Y>C?/-..-*LATER*/-..(-ON*DARK*GREEN/-..-(FIRE*ESCAPE!?)-..-
-(CALL*THEM*NUDE*QUAKES/-..-(LIKE*MYE*PAINTINGS?-..-IN*OILS/-..-OR*ACRY*LICS/-(RED*-

*M-USTER!)???-..-&(SUCH*DARK*CAVES/-..-VOICE*ING/-..-(LIKE*BAT’S/-..-(CHEE*CHEE*CHEE)!?-
CON*FUSE*ION/-..-N’-(LOWER*MAN*HATTAN’S/-..-(PUERTO*RICO’S/-..-DRUGG*ED*LAMENT?
)(THINKING*COM*PLAIN*INGS/-..-THE*WAY*TO*GO/-..--IN*SING*SONG/-..-TRUTH*VERSUS*
VER*SUS*/-..-(LIFE*COULD*BE/-..-&*WOULD*BE*DIFF*ER*ENT(!)?-..-(FOR*SHIRLEY*SMITH/-..-FR
KANSAS*&*-(HOL*STEIN*COWS!)?-..-&*(I*AGREE*ED/-..-WF’*HER*-..*ASS*UMPTION/-..BE*C-

AUSE*SHE*WANT*ED/-..-&*WAS*STANDING*NUDE*(!?)?_..-THE*PHAM*TOM’/-..-(+HAD*BOU GHT*HIS*MISTRESS/-..-A*RED**FOX*COAT/-..-(-FULL*LENGHT?_>>BUT*SAID* ?_>>(PLEASE*-??
KILL*THE*-..THE*MOUSE*/-..(-UNDER*THE*SINK!)?-..(PHILIP*/- ..-THEY*GIVE*ME*THE*(CREAPY  *CRAWLER’S/-..&*LET*THE*RED*FOX*FUR*/-..-(FALL*AWAY*/-..-FROM*CUME*PLEATLY/- ..-(NU  -DE*BODY!??_?

-&*(HER*RED*/-..-(HAIR*ED*MUFF!?)_..-(&*the*RED*HAIR*ED*MOUSE!)?-..-WAITING*FOR*P(!? IIN *K*/-..-HIS*RED* EN TRY !?)_..-MAY*BE*?_>>-(ABOUT*4:OO PM!?)_..-(!?)-..-(THAT*DAY*BE-?
ING*TUESDAY*(!)?

PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.

POEM*FIVE:
I -GUESS*IT’S*IN/-..-(MY*FATE*/-..-SHE*SAID*(!?)-..-DO*YOU*WANT*/-..-(SUM*HOT*COFFEE!?
I*CON*STAN*LY*?-..-(ALL*WAY’S/-..-BEING*HARROW*ED/-..-(BYE*SEX!)?-../-&*GOD*DESS’S*- ”*&*THE*PHAN*TOM*/-..-(HAVE*BROKEN*UP/-..-&*I*NEED*SEX*)!?..(RIGHT*NOW/-..-ME*BU
SILY/-..-(SEARCH*ING/-..FOR*IM*AGE*I*NARY*MOUSE/-..UNDER*SINK*ING/-..REAL*I*LI*ZAT
ONS*THAT*NOTH*ING/-..-WAS*TRUE(!!!!!!!)?-

..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.

POEM*SIX:
-SEEM*ING*LY/-..-ONE*MUST*BE*READY(!?)-..-(WHEN*THE*MUSE*SPEAKS/-..&*RE*SPOND-IN -G*T-O*&*LISTEN*VERY*CLOSE*LY/-..-(TO*THE*POET’S*TONGUE/-..-*TO*THE*WORD*COUNT *ED*F OR-M!?)?-..-&*NOTICE*/-..-MY*WORDS*/-..-(FLOW*OUT/-..-LIKE*WATER!)?-SEZ*YOU*MA-
CKY*/-..-IN*SAC*RO*DE*SANT*BELIEF(!))?-..OKAY*DAR*LIN(!)?-.-(SO*GOOD*/-..-SO*WELL!?)-
-&*WHEN*I*HEARD*/-..-THAT*LOUD*POP(!)?-..-IN*THE*REFRIGERATOR*/-..-THAT*GREG*THE*-

GREEDY*ONE*/-..-ONE*OF*TWO*BROS*/-..-GAVE*ME*OUT*OF*GUILT(?)-..-(THAT*ALL*WAYS
HAD*/-..-a*(SE*SMELL*/-..-MAY*BE*PLANTED*in*(?)..-AS*PRIVATE*PLOT(!????)-..-AS*SAM-E*DAY*SER*VICE -(???)-..-GANGS*(RUN*NING* AMUCK*/-..-N*‘CON*STANT*SLAUGHTER*FO-
R*CONTROL*/-..-OF*THE*MANY*COCAINE*HEROINE*/-..-AID’S*/-..-(YOU*NAME*IT/-..-BEND-
NGS*(RUN*NING*AMUCK*/-..-N*‘CON*STANT*SLAUGHTER*FO-
R*CONTROL*/-..-OF*THE*MANY*COCAINE*HEROINE*/-..-AID’S*/-.

..-(YOU*NAME*IT/-..-BEND-
*ING*OVER*/-..-NOT*MY*THING*/-..-(BEING*EX*TREMLY*HETERO)!?-..-(AS*WOMAN’S*MYE?

-LOVE*DARLIN’-..-&*THERE*SEEM’S/-..-NO*WAY*TO*FIX/-..-THE*ETERNAL*CLOCK/-..-EVEN*W-
F/-..-A*SET*OF*ETER*NAL*KEYS/-..-(SENT*TO*ME*/-..-FROM*ROME/-..-&*EVEN*/-..-WRAPPED-
N’/-..-(GOLD*FOIL*POPE’S*MONEY*LIRA)???-..-*EVEN*/-..WF’-(SOCRATES*PHILOSOPHY!)?-..-??
-OR*SOCRATES*PEBBLES*/-.,,-IN*BLOODY*MOUTH*(!)?-..-AS*ENGLISH*-**COCK****OLD(!)?

-&*A*/-..(MOTHER’S*VER*BAL**IN*TENT*/-..-OR*USUAGE*/-..-OR*VISUAL*PROOF*/-..UV’*W
ACO*MAMA*/-..&*COMMIE*MAMA*/-..-(WRAPPED*AROUND*/-..&*LOCKED*IN*/-..-LISBEAN
*(LICK*A*LIKES*LUCK*)?-..-(&*THE*EARTH*CON*STANT*LY/-..-VIBRATE*ING/-..-OR*SHIM*ME-
R*ING*/-..-FROM*SHALE*DIS*PLACE*MENTS/-..-CALL*THEM*EARTH*QUAK*ES!)?-..-MAN*MA-

-DE*/-..-THROUGH*OUT*EARTH’S*SUR*FACE’S(!)?-..-EVEN*IN*STATE*/-..-OF*OKLA*HOMA*)!?
I*WONDER*/-..-HOW*MUCH*/-..(OIL*RIGHT’S*CAN*BE*/-..*RE*VERT*ED*)?-..-ASK*MY*SIS*T
ER(!)????-..-WHO*MADE*DE*CIS*ION*/-..-TO*SELL*OIL*RIGHTS/-..-FOR*FREE(!)?-..-WITH*OUT?
-(CON*SULT*ING*-ISSUES*/-..-WF’*ME(!)?-..-YEAH*-ED*RIE’S*MAE’S/-..*DAUGHTERS*DE*CIS*

ION*/-..-..-YEAH*DAISY*MAE’S/-..-AL*CAP*/-..(FUNNY*PAPER’S/-..-LIL*AB*NER’S*BLONDE*JO-
OURN*AL*IST*Y*JOY*(!)?

..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.

POEM*SEVEN:
=THERE*YOU*R’/-..-(*AGAIN*/-..-(LIKE*A*REG*U*LAR*NEW’SPAP*ER*/..-GIVING*ME*FIRST*-
PLACE*ON*YOUR*-(SPORT’S*PAGE/-..-PLAY*ING*-(THIRD*BASE*/-..FOR*JESUS!)?-..-&*RIDE*(!-
ING*/-..-TO*HO*BOKEN*-(!?)_..WHEN*I*WANT*TO*GO*/-..TO(PENN.STATION!)?_ES*PEC*I*
LY/-..-ON*_(RAINY*DAY”S!)?_..WHEN*I*WANT*TO*GO*/-..-(TO*GET*?BROOK*LYN*SQUARE
‘S/-..-(TO*GET*MYE*/-..-(POME*A*DORO?_>>FOR*THE*WEEK’S*TOMATO*ACID*I*T-IRON(!)?

-THEN*WHEN/-..-LATER*IN*THE*NIGHT*/-..(LORRAINE*CALL’S*COMPLAIN*ING*UV’*PAIN(!?)
)-..-(WITH*OUT*HOPE*/-..-(THAT*MAY*BE*/-..-(SHE’S*BEEN*/-..-(MIS*DIA*NOSED/-..THAT*MA
-Y*BE*/-..-*SHE*DOES*NOT*/-..(HAVE*CANCER*/-..-STILL*ALIVE/-..-(AFTER*DOc’s/-GIVE*HER*-
ONE*MORE*YEAR*/-..-(TO*LIVE*!)? -(CRY*ING*LIKE*HER*FEM*I*NINE/-..-(RAGGI*TY*ANNE*
-!?)-..-(A*LITTLE*MORE/-..-(THAN*DIS*TURB*ING/-..=BUT*AFTER*/-..-TALK*ING*TO*JESUS(!?)_?-
-I*DE*CIDED*TO*HEAT*/-..-(THE*SQUARES/-.-&*(DRINK*THE*COKE*/-..(ICE*COLD*$1.49*GI-
ANT*DRINK*/-..-FOR*IT’S*SUGAR*CALORIES*/-..-(SO*BE*IT*WILLARD*RUFUS*/-..-(FROM*ALA
-BAMA*/-..-(TRY*ING/-..-FOR*DY*ING/-..-(FOR*MYE*SWEET*LOR*RAINE*AL*WAY’S*NEVER’S.

-YET*BRAVO*PIZZA*/-..AT*30TH*STREET/-..&*EIGHT*AVE/-..-MAKES*SOME*DAM*GOOD *** SI*CI*LIAN-*SQUARES(!)?-..-(SINCE*I*LIVED*A*YEAR/-..-(IN*ROME’S/-..-RE*CIVE*ING/-..-1986-
PRIX*de*ROMA’S*(HONOR*FOR*PAINTING/-..DOING*104*/-..-(CON*STRUZ*ION*ES/-..-&*?-
100*SEPERATE*PAINTINGS(!)?-..-(SO*I*KNOW*WHAT*/-..-(I*AM*TALKING*ABOUT!)?-=*ME*-?
PROF*ESSOR*EMIR*I*TUS(!)?-..&*WAS*ASKED*/-..-(TO*VISIT/-..-(TO*GIVE*MYE*O*PINION!?)

-TO*THE*/-..-HEAD*HONCHO*RESTOR*IER/-..-UV’-(THE*SIS*TINE*CHAPEL*/-..-UV’*-(MECHALI-
AN*A*LO(!)?-..-JAPAN*ESE*CHEMICALS*&*PAINT*/-..-TURN*ING*THE*MAEST*RO*/-..-INTO*
(JAPANESE*TOILET*/-..-or*CHEAP*FAST*FOOD*/-..-I*TAL*IAN*GAB*I*NETTA(!)?-..-WHILE*UP*-
ON*SCAFF*OLD*ING/-..-(CHIEF*RESTOR*IOR/-..-AFTER*HIS*QUEST*ION-.._IS*IT*GOOD*REST
ORATION/-..-(“I*SAID*NO*/-..-YOU*HAVE*TAKEN*AWAY*TIME*/-..-&*CENTURIES*OF*IN*CE
NSE*?_>>(YOU*IN*ESS*CENCE*HAVE*DES*TROY*/-..*-ED(!?)-..-*ME*COL*LO’S*WORK(!?)???

-(HUSH*HUSH*/-..-THOSE*PEOPLE/-...-(DOWN*BELOW*R’/-..-THE*MONEY*PEOPLE-&*MIGHT*-
(HEAR*YOU*/-..-YOU*DAM*AMERICAN*ARTISTS*/-..-(R’*TOO*TRUTH*FULL)?-&*(I*LOOKED*A
BASH*ED(!)?-..-&*(SHA*GRIN*NED/-..-&*APPALLED*(!)?--WHICH*REMINDS*ME/-..UV’*I*READ*
IN*(FLORENTINE’S/-..PRIME*NEWS*PAPER/-..(THAT*20thCENTURY*ITAILAN*WORKERS/-..*HA-
DRILLED*OUT*AT*BASE*UV’/-..(DU*O*MO*2!?)-..&*(THAT’S*WHY*IT*/-..-WAS*OPEN*ING*F-

ROM*(TOP*LIKE*ORANGE!?)-..-&*(THE*ITALIAN’S*WERE*USING*STEEL*CABLES/-..-TO*TRY*T-
O*TY*a*15*CENTURY*DUOMO*/-..(LIKE*HUMP*I*TY*DUMP*ITY/-..-BACK*TO*GETHER*AGA-
IN(!)?-..wf’-..(20thCENTURY*/-..-PUN*IN*TEND*ED)??

..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.

POEM*EIGHT:
-&*AGAIN*PHONE*RING*ING*AGAIN*/-..-HELLO*YOUNG*MAN-*AGAIN*/-..(IT’S*ME*HELE-
N*LIEB*HABER*?-..-FROM*-(HOUSE*/-..-UV’*CRIM*ANAL*INSANE(!?)-..-(YOUNG*MAN*/-I*H-?
OPE*YOU*DON’T*MIND*/-..-YOUNG*MAN*ME*CALLING*AGAIN*/-..AS*IT’S*WED*NES*DA
Y*?_*&-..(AFTER*TUES*DAY!)?_..-&*(YOUNG*MAN*I*WANT*TO*STEAL(!?)_..-YOUR*HEART*A
-WAY*(!?)_..-AS*IT’S*APRIL*26th*2017/-..-at*9:15AM(!)”?-..(Good*Morning*LOVE*!)?-..ER(!?)-&

*AGAIN*/-..-(GOOD*MORN*ING*YOUNG*MAN!)?..-ME*DIZZY*FROM*THE(VERBAL*REPEATS
)!?_..(MYE*TOES*CRAMP*ING*FROM*DIA*BETIS*WIGG*LING*/-..-IN*BED*/-..-!?)-..&*HOPE*I-
ING*THEY*WOULD*NOT*/-..(BE*AMP*U*TATED*/-..-BYE*SOME*OVER*IN*DULGE*ANT*SUR-
GEON*/-..(HIRED*BYE*SPECT*RUM*/-..3*WAY*PLAN!)?-..-PHONE/COM*PUTER/-T.V.(!)?-*YES?-
*HELEN*WHAT*DO*YOU*WISH*/-..*NOW*/-..MYE*BOOK/-..(PER*TAIN*ING*TO*OUR*LOV-

E*HAS*NOT*HIT*THE*(FRENCH*PRESSES*YET!)?-..-BUT*IN*I*TAL*IAN*YES(!)?-SO*YOUR*YOU
NG*MAN*/-..(WILL*LOOK*GOOD!)_..-(WHILE*YOU*STEAL*HIS/-..-HEART*A*WAY(!)?-..*AD*?
-NAUSE*UM(!)?-..-I*CAN’T*GIVE*YOU*BUT/-..n(SEVEN*MINUTES!?)-..-(BE*CAUSE*YOU*CALLE-
D*ALL*NIGHT*?..-SAY*ING/-..-WAKE*UP*YOUNG*MAN(!)?-..-*DON’T*REMIND*ME*/-..UV’*Y
EARS*THAT*HAVE*FLOWN*BYE*/-..-(SINCE*YOU*/-..-WERE*19!?)-..-(RARE*IN*TO*GO(!?)_-???

ANY*WHERE*FROM*BREN*TAN*OS/-..-(WF*ME*TO*BE*COME*POET!)?-..(OH!?-THOSE*WER-
THE*DAY’S!)?_..-(EH!)?-..-&*(YOU*SAID*/-..THE*ONLY*WAY/-..-(YOU*COULD*SEE*ME*/-BE*C
AUSE*OF*HELENA*(!)?-..-WAS*TO*POSE*/-..&*LET*ME*PAINT*YOU(!))?..-HELLO*OLD*GIRL(?) 
-WE*?(DID*IT*YOU*WF’*BAD*SENT*I*MENT/-..-(GERMAN*FARM*GIRL’D/-..-&*(I*AN*FRESH*
OKIE?*FOND*LING*YOUR*KISSES*/-..-AT*EVERY*BREAK*/-..YOU*WANT*ED/-..-BEYOND*TB*-

’S*DE-STRUCTIVE*/-..(BALLARD’S*BIS*QUITS!)?-..-&*I*WARN*ED*YOU*-(NOT*TO!)?_..-BUT*YOU*WOU-D*NOT*LISTEN(!)”?-..(&*YOU*-GAVE*me*YOUR*?_-*BEST_*HEART*AWAY(!)?

.-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.

POEM*NINE:
-HELLO*YOUNG*MAN(!)?-..-(lets*Have*a*Des*cent*CON*VERSATION*YOU*LIS*TEN*ING*ME
*TALK*ING*/-..-YOU*LIST*EN*ING*/-..-(ME*TALK*ING!!!!)?-..&*-(DO*I*HAVE*TO*RE*PEAT?_?
-(BALABB/-..ER?)_..(BABBER*ER?)_..(BLAB*BER-ER!!!?)-..--HELLO*YOUNG*MAN/-..-DO*YOU*WA
NT*ME*TO*GET*OUTTA*HERE*/-..-&*COME*BE*WITH*YOU(!)?-..-(RE*MEMBER*ING*HER*AT-

19*YRS./-..-NOW*71*YRS./-..-&*(GUARD*ING*THE*(ART*BOX*STATION?)..-WF’*ONLY*A*FE-
W*SCRAG*GLY*HAIRS*ON*HEAD!)-..-FROM*(TIMES’*E*RAISE*MENT?)_..-VERY*FEW*TEETH*-
MEAN*ING*/-..TO*GUM*IT(!)????..-&*(NOT*HEAR*ING*A*LICK?)-..-&*I*STILL*USE*NO*DEO-
DER*ANT*/-..-R*WASH*AT*MY*YOUNG*AGE(!)?-..-(YOUNG*MAN!)?-..-ALSO*RE*MEMBER*IN
G*ARIS*(YOUNG*STRONG*SMELLING*/-..-ARIES*GIRL*STUDENT*/-..AT*-(Art*Students*LEAU-?
GUE*-..-(WHERE*I*TAUGHT*FOR*25*YEARS*A*LIFE*CLASS!)?_..-&*I*AM*NOT*AD*VER*SED?

TO*-/-..(FE*MALES*IN*HEAT*/-..-&*SOME*FE*MINE*SMELLS*/-..-IN*DE*SIRE*/-..-TO*COP*U*-
LATE*(!)?-..-WHICH*ARIES*LIVED*IN*(!?)-..-(DRUG*GE*STASH*HOUSE*BLDG./-..-IN*(LOWER*?
GRUNGE*BLDG./-..-&*EVEN*I*/-..-ASKED*HER*/-..TO*GO*WASH*/-..(FOR*MYE*SAKE!?)_..??
-AS*SOME*TIMES*PEOPLE*/-..-(LIVE*SO*LONG!?)_..-(WITH*OUT*WASH*ING/-..-CAN*NO*L0

NGER*SMELL*THEM*SELVES()?-..&*(-HAVE*TO*BE*RE*MIND*ED/-..-IF*THEY*STILL*WANT*A*- FEW*FRIENDS*/-..-THIS*IS*NECES*SARY(!)?-..-(SWEET*SWEAT*CLEAN*MEAT!)?_..-LOWER*EAS
-T*SIDE*MAN*HATTAN(!)?-..&*SOME*TIMES*/-..-DREAM*HEAVEN*TIS*POSSIBLE(!?)-..-THANK*
GOD*/-..FOR*THIS*APPLE*MAC*/-..-PUT*IN*MYE*ABODE*/-..-WHILE*I*WAS*/-..-UP*STATE*-?
AD*I*ROND*ACKS/-..IN*SUMMER-***/-..1999(!?)-..-WHEN*I*CAME*BACK*/-..IN*SEPT./-COU-
D*N’T*GET*MY*16’/-.-(FRESH*WATER*PLASTIC*CHALLENGER/-..-IN*NYC>-..-BECAUSE*COM*- PUT-TER*/-..WAS*BLOCK*ING*MY*EN*TRAD*A(!!!!?)?-..(SMALL*LOFT*BUILD*ING*PLACE!?)-..?

-HELLO*YOUNG*MAN(!)?-..-*********-ETC.

..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.

POEM*TEN:
&*-SHE*JUST*KEPT*ON*/-..-ON*TALK*ING*/-..-*ON*PHONE(!)?-..-WHILE*BETTY*BLANK/-..-JU-
ST*KEPT*ON*PAINT*ING/-..-HER*P.H.D./-..BROOK*LYN*(DRIVE*IN**PAINT*ING-..-(AS*STUD-?
ENT*OF*MYNE/-..THAT*THROUGH*THE*YEARS/-..HAS*MARRIED*
_>*MOVED*TO*/-..* -STATE*of*NEW- JERSEY(!)?-WHICH*LEADS*ME-
 TO*SAY*/-.-THAT*I*MIGHT*BE*/-..THE*O*RIGIN(!!!???)_AL*(?)?- 

*I*NAL*ADAM
-*BEING*BORN*/-..WITH*OUT*SECOND*RIB*/-..N’/-..*Pauls*Valley*
OKLAH-? */- .VIA*DR.VACHEL*LIND*SEY/-..OR*IN*NYC*/-
..,-WITH*FIRST*RIB**CON*G-ENT*I*TI*LY*- 
-*MISSING*/-..BUT*THE*THINK*ING*/-..
-THAT*ALL*ARTIST’s/-..have*to*Have*SOME?-DE*M-
AIMED*ED/-..-*PHY*I*CAL*/-..-N’*CAPLE*MENT*?_..-TIS*NOT*ONLY*STUPID*/-..-BUT*a*MALE 

*FaRction*Uv’*Bi-B*(!?)-
-*I*CAL**BIBLE*MAL*FACTION(!)?_..&-(MIGHT*BE*some*UV’/-..-THE*21ST**CENTURY*PSYCH-
O*FACTIONS*/-..-THE*WORLD,*WON’T*WANT*/-..-TO*BE*A*TOU*LOUSE*/-..-OR*BIGOT*ED
*JEAL*OUS*/-..-(LOOK*AT*HIS*/-..-*MAL*FARCT*ION/-..-(YEAH*!?-..*BABY*OF*THE*PHANT*-
OM*OPERA(!)?-..-&*IT*MIGHT*CAUSE-/-..-(SECOND*THOUGHTS?)?-..-(SO*BE*IT*STANLEY*)!??

BUT*SOME*R”*?_>>_-ALL*WAY”S/-..-(SECOND*GUESS*ING*/-..-A*FIRST*REAL*A*L*_*ITY)???
-LIKE*MUDDY*WATER’S/-ONLY*THE*BOY’S/CAN*TELL*HOW*MUDDY*-...*H2O*CAN*GET(!)?

..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.

-..*POEM*11:
-&*(ALL*POEMS*/-..-ARE*WRITTEN/-..-(ELSE*WIZE*?)_..-(BREAK*ING*RULES*/-..-UV’*CLASSI*CAL*/-STAND*ARD/-..****QUA*TRAIN)!?
-&*NOT*TO*BE*CHANGED*/-..-(BYE*ANY*ONE*/-PUBLIS*ER*/-*SON*SANDRO/-*BERT*ETC).-
OR*(OTHER*IDIOTS?)?-WHERE*THE*EGO*..--TIS*BIGGER*THN*THEIR*INTELL*ECTS(!)?
-(GIVE*ME*LIB*ER*TY/-..-WF’/-.-.*WORD’S*/-..---OR*GIVE*ME*LIT*ER*AL*HIERARCHICAL*/-..-DEATH(!?)-?
-UNCLE*SAM*STILL*SAYS/-..WF’*FINGER*POINTING/-STRAIGHT*AT*YOU*AMERICA(!)?
-(PAT*RICK*HENRY*/-..-(SAY’S*I*DON’T*KNOW*/-..-MAY*BE*-SHERRO’DS*RIGHT(!)?

-..-*POEM*12:
-SOME*SAY*/-..-DOES*HE*MEAN*IT(!?)?-..-(DOUBLE*ARIES*SHARI*/-..IN*FLORIDA*?_>>SAY”-
*”S*YES(!)?_-HELEN*LIEB.-.._IN-*(HOUSE*OF*IN*SANE/-..-SAYS*(HER*MOTHER*SAYS*YES!))?
-AS*AN*ARIES*DE*FUNCT(!)?-..-AMONG*THE*RED*POSIES(!)?


..-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.

-POEM*13:
-&*I*Say*YES(!)?-..-(RIGHT*SIS*TER*SHIRLEY*/-..DO*GOOD*ER*BLACK*/-..-*N*EAST*HARLEM-
*GROUP*/-..-(TRY*ING*TO*BRING*BACK*HARLEM’S*MUSIC*/-..-OF*DAY’S*ELE*GANCE/-..*?
(DUKE*EL*LING*TON*SMOOTH*EASY*SPEAK*/-..-(WE*GOT*IT*/-..-LIKE*YOU*WANT*IT!?)_?-
&*CAN*NOT*/-..-HAVE*IT*EVER*A*GAIN*(!?)-..-THE*5*BROOK*LYN*(WOMAN*SUFFRAGE*?
)_-DO*GOODER*GROUP(!?)_..-(DOWN*IN*BROOK*LYN*!)?_..-&*WE*WANT*IT*BACK*/-..-LKE*RUSSIAN*PIANO(!)_>>-HOSI*M-OPH*HANO*BEAM*AH-*/-..-SERIAL*NUMBER-..-?YES*(247422-38)?..-(SENT*TO*ME*/-..-(BYE*LOVER?)-..-UV*-*PUTIN’S*LOVE*/-..-?-(DON’T*TELL*U>S>A>*ANY*THING(!)?-..&*TRUMP’S*RED*HAIR*ED*TOP(?))))

-FINI*!?

.-(PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA
-46*th*BOOK:-..-(SLUSH*MOUTH!)?
artist’s(C)COPYRIGHT-2017
POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER
MASTER*TEACHER.-13*POEMS-..*1ST*EDITION.  (C)COPYRIGHT.-..(2017).