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PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD POETRY*BOOK: 41 -"SHERROD’S*/-..-*LOVE’*POTION’S*(!)?/-..-*???*(!?) -(FIRST*EDITION)-(C)COPYRIGHT-2016 -13 poems(!) FIRST*EDITION POETS(C)COPYRIGHT 2016 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*!)"? 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, 2008-2015. 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(!?) PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD POETRY*BOOK: 41 -"SHERROD’S*/-..-*LOVE’*POTION’S*(!)?/-..-*???*(!?) -(FIRST*EDITION)-(C)COPYRIGHT-2016 -13 poems(!) FIRST*EDITION POETS(C)COPYRIGHT 2016 -13 poems(!)

PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD
POETRY*BOOK: 41  -"SHERROD’S*/-..-*LOVE’*POTION’S*(!)?/-..-*???*(!?)
-(FIRST*EDITION)-(C)COPYRIGHT-2016
-13 poems(!)

FIRST*EDITION
POETS(C)COPYRIGHT
2016

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*!)"?


philip lawrence sherrod, poet  LEGAL*DISCLAIMER: ©
Author: PLS7 ©
Word count: 158
Views: 0

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, 2008-2015.

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(!?)



PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD
POETRY*BOOK: 41  -"SHERROD’S*/-..-*LOVE’*POTION’S*(!)?/-..-*???*(!?)
-(FIRST*EDITION)-(C)COPYRIGHT-2016
-13 poems(!)

FIRST*EDITION
POETS(C)COPYRIGHT
2016
  -13 poems(!)


poem one:

-Not*going*Down(!)?-..-(To*G*-*O*des*Sa)?-
-Cutting*Up*/-..(ON*CAF*FEINE*XX*TRAV*-
a*gan*cies!)?-..-&*self*ES*strange*MENTS(?)
-as*(K*-M)?-..-(DE*LUDE*ED/-..-*EM*BELL*IS-
MENTS(!)-..-(Just*being*My*self/-..-(NO*HAN -ND*HOLD*ING/-..-(As*Bitter*Re*SENT*ME*
-NTS(!)?-..-&*WAIT*ING*for*a*(SUPER*GOD
*DESS/-..-(POSS*I*BLY*BLONDE*/-..-WF’*HE
-R*GUT’S/-..-(HANG*ing*OUT!)_-(Like*TIT’S?)
)-..-(How*The*GIRL’S*/-..-HAV*e/-..-(Changed
*MAMA(!)?-..-(changed*BE*YOND*SAN*ITIE
s(!)?-..-”ex*cepT*IONS(!)”?-..-any*WAY*/-..-*-
(*GOD*DESS’s/-..-(ARE*CHEAP*A*CORD*in-
g*(!?)-..-TO*edmond*HOYLE(!)?-..-(ROUND*e
r*/-..for*GAME*CON*trol(!?)-..(Leo*OP*TIO-
N’s?)-..-(*HOPE*fully*-*I*HAV’/-..-FULL*HAN’ D*/..-uv *ACE’S*(?)..-(It’s*NOT*/-..THE*CAR- D’s/-..(ONE’S*has*/-..(BUT*HOW*YU*play*-
*THEM(!)?-..(Right*Son/-..-BRO*SANDRO*(!?)



poem two:


-SEE*ING/-..(that*TRADER*joe’s/-..-*PLastic*B
AG*HaNGs*/-..-Like*COR*PSE(!)?-..-(MEaNS-
may*BE*/-..-(*DEATH*tis*NEAR*ing!?)-..-(wf’-
(MOUTH*open?)_..-(LIKE*some*/-..-*SHARK’s
-(Pre*Oc*cu*PATION*/-.wf’.-(Mye*DREAMS*
*HAUNT*ing*/-..-*ME*/-..-(LIKE*BLU*Powd*-*er’s*-*BITE’S/-..-(-Al*READ*ied/-..-(*CHEW*- *ED!?)-?-(Ms.ENG*LISH/-..-(WILL*Never*UN* *DER*stan-*MYE*PRE*cog*i*cence’S(!)?_..-(?
)-..-(LEFT*Down*-TO*a-(UP*Shared*FATE!)_??
I*HAVE*be*COME*/-..-(IM*PASS*I*ve/-..-AS
-Past*Ship/--Wf’/-*OUT*Gutter*ed*Rud*DR(?)
-(HANG*ing*ON*/-..-(Wf’/-..MYE*RED*nails?
)_..-(LIKE*ZElda*BrooKS*/-..-(To*A*base*BAL
L*BACK*Stop?)_>>-(YELLING*Cum*On*Sherr
od(!)_-(CUM*MMMM*On*_-(SHERROd)!!!?-*
(GET*a*HIT*!/--(&*ScreaM*ING?_-G*HIT(!!?)
-mE*Re*MEM*Ber*Ing/-..-(mYE*-1st*SLUMP?)
-(Ending*Year/-1953-..(Batting*ONLy*474-?))-
(from*HITTING*/-..Before*SLUMP*-..**776*)



poem three:


-(Can’t*B*Lieve/--(How*Pat*ric*ia/-*T.-(*LOV-
ed*Me*/-..-(HOOK*/-..-*LINE*?_..-&*SinK’R-?
-!!!)?-..-(&*WAS*n’t*THERE*/-..-(When*I*cam-
E*BACK*/-..-(FRom*OK*State*CoLLEGE?)_-(*
POOR*Girl*/-..-(From*A*CROSS*ed/-..-THa’-
(*TRACKS*)?-..-(*SHANTy*tOWN?)_..-WAS*-
(TOO*EM*bar*rased/-..-(TO*TELL*Me*/-..-S*
HE*-was*PREG*Nant(!?)-..-(BYE*Some*ARM*
y*-*JOE(!)?-..-(*RIDE*ing*HER*/-..-(TO*DEAT- 
h*Like*/-..-(ALBERT*Pink*HAM’*/-..(RYDER’s?
(&*DEATH*RIDES/-..a*(PALE*Hors*BACK*W-ards-(!!!!!?)-.-*E*(!)?-Left*oUT*/-..bYE*mYE*A- b-*sense(!)?-..(-&*could*Not*En*DURE*/-..(& - ..*HUNG*Her*Self?)



poem four:


-&*I*/-..(DID*not*SAY*that(!)?-..-(*BUTT*Tis*T
RUE!)”?-..(THE*AN*I*MALS/-..-(REIGN*TRUE-
*IF*?_..-(BYE*NUM*BER*ONLY!)?-..(YET*TIS-
(WHY*BEING*AN*IN*DI*VID*uAL/-..-TIS*TH
E*HIGH*EST*FORM*/-..-*UV’/-..*HUMAN*D E*V-EL*OPE*MENT(!))?_..-(BEING*MORAL*L-
Y*RES*PONSI*BLE(!)?-..(FOR*ONE’S*/ACT*-
IONS?)_..-(LIKE*STRAW*BERRIES/-..-(FOR*BE
ING*RED*/-..-&*(HOPE*FULLY*SWEET!)?_..-S
HE*NOD*DED(!)?-(PLAST*ER*ING/-..-(ON*R-
ED*LIP*STICK?_..-&*(PUT*TING*HAIR*IN*U-
P*KNOT*?_..-LIKE*TOU*LOOSE”S*WOMEN-
*-../-(LIKE*TWO*CENT*ER*IES*AGO(!)?????
(&*SHE’S*SAYS*/-*BUTT*WHAT*BOUT*/*M *BUTT*/-WHAT*BOUT*/-..MYE*NEW*/-..-(*J UICY*/-..-EAT*ABLE*/-..-*GREEN*HAT(!)?-(??)
(SHE*WANT*ING*Y/-RE*TURN*TU*EDEN(?)



poem five:


-&*That’s*About*E*NoUgh(!)?-(I*SAID*IF*Yo-
U*WANT*Me(!)?-..-(THEN*TREAT*ME*kind*l-
Y(!)?-..-(HER*TELLing*ME*/-..-(SHE*had*TO*g
o-*FOOD*Shop*PING(!)?-..-I*SAID*/-?-Youl(!?)-
-(ME*HUNG*aRY*Too(!)?-..-(-HUNG*UP*(!?)-
-(3*Batt*Ter*I*es/-..(*DEAD*(!?)_..-ON*Chea
P*PAN*I*SONIC*Phones/-..(THESE*Days)!?-..
-(IF*YOU*Want*STATic/-..-(YOU*Got*IT*BAb
Y)?-..-(I*WAS*/-..-TO*Tried*/-..-(TO*ComMe-
NT(!)?-..-(&*ALSO*Try*ED)!?-..-(ME*SEE*ing*-
TRADE*’r/-..-*JOE’s/-..(DARK*ChocO*LATE*-.
.*Cover*ED*/-..-(CARA*mel’S?))-..-(N’*BE*tw-
een*/-..(See*in*EYE*woman/-..-(TAP*PING*R
ED*Cane(!)?-..-(&*Orange*Warn*ing*LIGHTS
-(Going*To*Change/-..-(!?)-..-(&*DOG!)?-..-Un-
*STEADY*/-..LIKE*DRINk*Er(!)?-..(*ME*DRUn
K*On*/-(COFFEE*BEAN*Blast*ER(!)?-..-&*I*-
SLIGHT*ly*STUMB*led*?_..-(TAP*PING*myE-
*WAY/-..-tO*HEAVEn(!)?-..-(ON*sixth*AVE>?
-NYC*/-..(SEL*mor*MANor!)?-..-(Look*ING*a
*t/-N*LESS*miR*ROR’s/-..-(THRO*wn*oUT?)..(THRO*wn*oUT??)_..-&*at*HOUSE*Uv/- *BL-    IND*-(&*BLIND*Dogs?)-..(-Walkin’N’-to*Me?)



poem six:


_Yes*Ter*Day/-..-(I*RE*Memb*er*ed!)_-*All*
-*THOSE*(*NAUT*Y*/-..*THINGS*)-..-I*SAID
*-..(-TO*ME*?)_-(At*Your*HOUSE!)?_..(*LIKE
*I*Love*YOUr/-..-WORK*ing*ETHIC*/-..Mr.-?SHER*ROD(!))?..-(YOU*Spent*A*Life*TIMe*/
-*WORK*ing(!?)-(SAND*BLast*ING*ROSE’N-
*COL*OR*ed/-..-(YELLOW*ed*TART*tales(!)?
-&*(-I*Mag*I*nary*Bales/-..-(LIKE*Stuff*ED*u
P*-..(Their*A’s/-..-(LIKE*n’/*FERT*I*led!)-..-No *N*-/-..(*Ta*LENT*ed/-..-(JEST*I*poses!)?-..-*
*CLOWNS*/-..-(Given*TO*riff/-..-Uv’*.Com*D
E*Light/-..-(GEST*UR’/-N’..-*TO*EM*/-..-*UP* EmPty*CLIFF(!!)?-..or*/-..(EMPT*Y*WALL’s/-..?
&*Thralls*/-..-LIKE*ED*O*PIUS/-*REX(!)?-..-(G -*IVEN*-..(To*You*Men/-..HAVE*no+*BALLS?
)TO*Sulk*ing(!?)-..-Or*PRES*ENT*DAY*Phil-?-osopher*((GIVEN*TO*Cuff*/-..e*ROLL*ed*UP*/-..-LIKE*A*Count*ry*Jeff/-..or*/-..*MUSE* GRO--WN*DEAF(!)?-..-(LIKE*G*-*WHEEZ*(!)? *(!)?-..(n’*LOVE*wf’/-..(MYE*energy*GONE*
*RAM*Pant(!)?-..&*VOTE*ME*?..*FORE*EVER*/-..-(OR*love*me*LOTTS!)?-(*AS*HERO*/- *non-*PRES*I*DENTED*/-..-*KING*VALuse!?)



poem seven: 


-Yes*IT’s*Me/-..-*AGAIN*)?-..-(OPEn’/-..MyE*
-*PER*su*ian*/-..-(*MAN*u*SCRIPT*-*mOUT- H(!)?
--here(*DRINK*ING*ARI*ZONIA*SWEET*TE-
A?)-..-(&*IN*CLIN*ED/-..-(TO*ARG*U*MENT-
-..(&*FACE*SLASH*ING*INTER*POL*ATION-
*S’(!))?- (WHAT*A*CHEAP*WAY/-..-(TO*GET
*ONES*/-..-IN*TER*RE*LA*TIONS/-..-(SIL*VE
R*STAR’d(!)??-..-(A different problem which is/- closely related to interpolation is the apprOX*- oximation of a complicated function by a simpl- e function.)-..-from*(WIKI*PEDIA)(SUCH*AS*i
*/-..-*LIKE*-our*Friend*/-..-17th*C*/-..-wolf*-.
.-*gang*/-..-*A*MADE*US*/-..-*MO-*ZART?-(Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophi -lus Mozart)-official*name/-..again*Wiki*Ped*i
-(Complete*ly/-..-(BE*WILD*ER*ING/-..-NYOR
*Times*/-..-(&*Yale*/-.*Har*vard*Profess*ors 
-(TRY*ING/-..TO*MAKE/-..-OLD*SYS*TEM*W
ORK*again*(!)?-..(STRANG*U*LAT*ING*C*- REA*-LATIVE*TYPES*/-..-(ad*naus*si*a(!))))))?-
(AS*I*LOVE/-..-(ANY*THING*/-..-LIKE*Eb*(?)



poem eight: 


-A*NOTHER*DAY/--(ANOTHER*COL*LAR*’D
-*DOLL*ARED*NITE(!)?-..-(SOME*ONE*SA*Z-
I*/-ER'(MAY*BE*WE*SHOULD/-..-*RE*MOVE-
(JOHN*MAD*I*SON/-..-(FRM*-OUR*BILLS*!)
)-..-(-PEOPLE*CAUGHT*UP/-..-(-N’*DE*GEN*/
ERATE*DE*FACE*MENT?)_..-(LIKE*SCRIB*BLI
-E*LING/-..-(ALONG*NJ*/-..-(TRAIN*TRACKS-
!?)-..(CON*CRETE*/-..-(CRUM*BLING*WALLS
!?)_..(THEM*NOT*READ/-..-(BUT*I*CAN*WR
ITE?)-..(&*N’/-..-*TIME*DOLL’S*/-*BUTT**DEAD*(!?)-..-(&*I*WISH*ED/-..-I*CULD*USE*PU
R*PLE*RED(!)?)-..-(I*WISH*I*/-..-(HAD*GONE*-
..-(TO*U*HAUL*/-..-*UNI*VERS*I*TY!)?-..-OR
(SETON*HALL*/-..-&*(-MAY*BE*DREW!?)-..-?-
(ALL*THE*/-..*BLACK*CHIC’S/-..*BE*LABOR*ING*ME*(!)?-..-(YELL*ING*OUT*WIN*DOU
GH'S*!?)-..-(DO*YOU*BE/-..-*CUM*POSER*/-T-
HAT*PLAY’S/-..-(-ON*BET*SY*ROSS*/-..-SERI-
AL*NO./-..(137455)*SPINET-..MDE*IN-1888.
&-(PLAYED*BYE*YOU!)?-.-(AT*SO.ORANGE?)



poem nine:


-Yes*I*Be(!)?-..-(any*Thing*You*Want?)-..-She-
*SAID*(!?)?-..-(do*Any*Thing/-..-For*You*!?)-.
.-(Be*all*/-..(YO*CAN*I*MAGE*ION!)?-..-Me
*Think*Ing/-..-(Wat’s*Dis*Chic*/-..-Down*Too-
*FLEASH*FLEACE(!)?-..-(ME*SAY*N’/-..-(CAN
*YO*/-..(*POSE*NUDE?)-..-(YO*HAV’*THA’*
*GOODS*/-..(YO*NO!)?-..-&*(HOW*DARE*-
THEY*ATTACK*/-..-(VA*CHEL*LIND*SAY/-’S/-..
Poem*/-..-(THE*CONGO/-..-Written*N’/-1914
n')?-(Thy*NATIVE*TONuGe/--Tis*-Vry*STIFF?(?)



poem ten:


(I*KNOW*IT*/-..-(-BACK*WARDS?)_..-(the*w-
ay*/-..-(I*PLAY*/-..-(-MYE*HARPS!)?-..SHE*sai
d/--YU*O*HAVE/-..-(BE*cum*/-.-A*no*it*all)?



poem eleven:


STAGGER*N’/-DOWN*TOWN/-IN*MAN*H- AT*TAN/-5TH*AVE./-TO*WARDS*EAST*20T-
H*STREET(?)-..(RUSH*HOUR*PM?)-..-HIGH*H-
U*MID*I*TY?)&*TRY*IN’./-(TO*CAR*RY/-(?)-
(MYE*BLACK*UM*BREL*LA(?)-(OFF*MYE*PE -RS*ON?)-..(SO*IT*DOES’NT*HOOK*(?)-..(S-
OME*(-PICK*UP*CHIC?)-..(WAIT*N’/-..-TO*B
E*PICK*ED*UP/-?)-..(BYE*SOME*GUY/-..-WF
‘-(SUV*BMW?)-&*(TRYIN’/-(TO*DODGE*WO
*MEN*/-..(WF’*HEADS*/-..(IN*CELL*PHON-
ES!?)_..(GONNA*GET*THIER’S/-..(ME*CRAV-
*VING*WATER?/-..(ON*5TH*AVE./-*DESERT
*/-..FROM*DIA*BETES*ME*LIT*TIS-2(!)?-..(-W
AN*TA*BET(!)?-..(I*CAN’T*MAKE*IT!)?-..TO*
OPEN*ING*AT(NATIONAL*ART*GALLERY?)-
15*EAST*GRAM*MERCY*STREET/-..(MAIN*-
FLOOR*/-(WHERE*MYE*SON’S*HONOR*ABL
E*DEMO*CRATIC*PHOTO/-..(&*SUP*POSED
-TO*MEET*ME(!?)-..(MAIN*TRASK*GALLERY?
..(&*HAS*MADE*/-..(PROF*FESS*I*ONAL*/-
(HOOK*UP/-..-WF’*(THE*GOD’S*/-..(MAR*--
VEL*OUS*/-..(BEGIN*ING*WF’/-..*TIME’S*-
CREA*TION*/-..-OF*IT’S*OKAY(!?)-..(TO*M*
AR*RIAGE/-..(NATURE’S*TECH*NI*LOGICAL
CAM*ER*A*SHOT(!)?-(GOD*GIVEN*MILKY*
WAY*/-(!?)-(&*SHARE*THE*STARS(!)?-..(DRE-
SS*ED/-..(TO*HILT?)-..-(FOR*HIS*ARTIST*TIC-
SOCIAL*AC*CEPT*ANCE*(!?)-..(ME*DRESS*-
ED*AS*US*AL/-..(N’*MYE*(DESERT*’S*STO- RM*/-?-(AG*ENT*ORANGE*/-..(FALL*OUT*- (!?)-..(BO-ND*ING/-..SON*SANDRO*/-..(LIK- E*WILLARD*RUFUS*/-..(WOULD*UV’/-..(LOV ED*YOUR*STEADY*HAND(!?)-..(HOLD*ING* *TRUE*NORTH*/-..-(TO*YOUR*/-&*(MYE*I*- N*STINCT*ION/-..(DNA*/-..UV’*DARWIN(!?



poem twelve:


-(DUMB*DOWN*ING?)-FASHION/WEARING
/BOILER*FELT/*HAT/-LIKE/-AUNT*ELIZABETH
/MATH*&*ENGLISH*TEACHER/HAWKIN’*H-
ER/LOOK/LIKE*PRAIRIE*FALCON/BOUGHT*
TO*SOAR/-SEE’S/-YOUNG*5YR.OLD/WALK- IN’/-N’*PINK/-&*YELLOW/-*OUTFIT/-DOWN
21st/-WHILE*YOUNG*COUPLE/-EMBRACE*/
SMOOCH*IN’/WN’TIN’/*CONTROL*/-OVE-
R*HER/BECAUSE*HE*HAS/LARGE*JUPITER/-
*FINGER*STAND*IN’/*ERECT*/-WF’*small*-
rain*drops/-FALLING*LEFT/-&*RIGHT/-OVER*
BODIES*MOVING/-N’*DARK*CLOTHING/-?
/WHILE*MAN/GUN’S*IT/-N*VALLEY*&*STR- EAM/-GREY*GREEN*AUDI/-AS*DUMP*TRUC
-K/-SHOWS*UP/-AS*/-*BLACK*/-*THROW’N
‘-/BLACK*BAGS/-STINK*n'UP/-(ROTTEN*VEGI-
ES/-?)-(CRUSHING*&*SQUIRT*ING/-?)-INTO-
(SMAller*Wet*Nothings?)-as*I*AM*FORCED-
To*(TURN*ON*MYE*WIND*SHIELD*WIPER-S?)-MYE*SON/GOT*ME/2009/-?/TELLING*?
ME*/-ABOUT*IT/-?-/SO*I*CAN/-MAY*BE*SE
E/?-/DRY*DAY/-20*20?/-LIKE*N’/WET*DRE-?
AMS?-..-(OR*RIM*SLEEP!?)-(MYE*AD*VER*S-
ARIES?)-SHAPED*LIKE*OVUM*FORMS/-?-Or’
PRIMATE*(FERTILE*SEX*SYMBOLS?)-/GIVIN’-
/-RISE*To/(LOWER*CONCERNS?)-/WHILE*(?
)-WOMAN*DRESSED/-N’*BLACK/-WF’/EMER
ALD*GREEN?-/-UM*BRELLA*TILT*ED/-(!?)-/At
RIGHT*ANGLE/-AS*SILVER*MERCEDES/-(!?)
/-(EVEN*WF*THe*YELLOW*JON*QUILS?)-??
-(PUT*OUT/Too*EARLY!)?-AS/(TEMP*A*TURE
DROPS*/-(DOWN*27*DEGREES?)-NEAR*US-
A*/-DROP*BOX/-(ME*SHIV*ER*IN?)-LIKE*M-
UST*ANG*SALLY*(!?)-../AL*MOST*CHIL*LIN
‘/-AS*WHITE*GREEN*BLUE*PIG*EON/-?-*P-
ECKS*/-..(AT*STALE*BAGEL!)?-..&*/GeeZ*W
hEEZ*/-..(DON’T*BREAK*YUR/-*BILL*(!?)-..)?-..
SO*HARD*A’GAINST*PAVE*MENT(!?)-../BIK
E*LANE/AS*BI*CYCLE*ROLLING*/-TOO*FA-
ST/-Wf’-/(Small*Mother/-..-&*Frozen*Toddler)
-HANG*ING*ON/-..-(FOR*DEAR*LIFE?)-&*R-
AIN*/*POPS*OFF*TOP/-(MYE*96*DODGE?)
MORE*VO*RAC*I*OUSLY*NOW(!?)-/*ME*W
ONDER*ING*/HOW*COME*J*T*/-WANTS-
*TO*EAT*/-..-*PIZZA*/-AT*TAM*POO*/-?-
WF’*BEER*/-AT*4:30pm/-ON*MONDAY*AP
RIL-04-2016/-HA/HA/HA?/-..(ANOTHER*CHI-
CK*WANDER*ING*/-DOWN*SIDE*WALK)-?
-ALSO*N’*BLACK*/-../*BRIGHT*/-HIP*WAID
-ERS/-LIGHT*CER*U*LEAN*BLUE/-?-(HIPS*U*
N*DU*LAT*ING/-..-(LIKE*NO*BODIES*BUS*
I*NESS??)-?-../-TILL*MYE*MOTHER/-*TOO*/-
HAS*SEEN*../-(BETTER*DAYS?)-TO*NOTE*C
IN”(RAIN*SPLATTER/-..*HEAVEN*SENT?)-”WET”-AS*HELL(!)?-../-&*DOWN*&*OUT/-TILL*T-
he*(COWS*COME*HOME/-STRAW*FED*&’-
WILD*&*WOOLY*/-..-(NOT*PAST*UR*IZED?



-poem thirteen:


USIN’-(ZEERA*GRIP?)-..TO*GETTA*GRIP/-ON
THE*WORLD?)-&*SMELLIN’*SMOKE/-WHER-
THERE’S*GAS(!)?-..&*HOPE*N’/-I*DON’T*BL
OW*UP/-..(MYE*SON’S*MONDAY?)-..(MAK-
ING*ME*MON*STER?_>>UV’/-(HIS*MOTHE-
R*AB*DUCT*ING*HIM/-..AT*AGE/-2-&-ONE-
HALF(!)?-..SAYING*HE*WOULD*COME*BACK*TO*ME(!)?-&*(WENT*OFF*TU/-..WEST*C -
HEL*SEA*/-..&*I*COULD*NOT*/-..*FIND*-..-HIM*/-WHER*X*CESS*IVE/-..DOGS*POOP*- *- &*?_..SMELL*ING/-..ART*&*LIFE*UP(!)?)-..(BEATS*TH’*CAKE!)?-WF’-(a*LIGHT*THAT*BE OMES/-..THE*LIE?)&*COULD*BURN’*TH’*E-?YE/-..AT*ONES’*BIRTH-*DAY/-../-..*cele*BRA *tion!)?-../-LIK*BRU*GH*UEL/-..(THE*YOUnG- ER!)?-..(never*Living*UP/-..TO*HIS*FATHER’S-
CREAT*TIV*ITY!)?-WF’*LOVE(!)?-LIKE*YES*TE-
R*DAY/-(I*NOT*ABLE/-..’HIT*JUMP*SHOT*?
UV’*YOUTH?_>>HARD*LY/-..TOUCH*ING/-T
H’*RIM*?>>&*(THROWING*MY*SELF?_BAC
K*WARD?/-..AT*FUNNY*ANGEL?_>>BECAU-
RABBI’S/-..6YR.OLD/-..DAUGHTER*WAS*UN- *DER*MY*FEET/-..&*(-I*WOULD*COULD/-S-. URELY*/-..FALL*-ON*HER(!)?-..SO*MY*HEAD
&*BACK*LEFT*SHOULDER/-..HIT*RED*BRICK
S/-..NOT*TO*MYE*LIKING(!)?-..*JOLT*ING*-..
ME*TO*REALITY(!?)-..&*BRICKS*/-..RED*OR-*NOT*?_>>(DO*STILL*HURT?_>>EVEN*N’?-
ADULT*HOOD(!)?..LIKE*ALMOST/-..GETTING*CONCUSSION?/-..&*NO.CAROLINA/-..LOS*SING*/-..(TO*VILLA*NOVA!?)-..FAR*FROM*-
MY*REACH*/-..AT*80(!)?..-OUT*SIDE*LOVE-
(BRICK*HOME/-..N’*ELIZ*ABETH<,NJ.-..*HI-M*(TH”*RABBI(!)?_..ZITZ*CHO/-*BUY*ING?_(ME*TICKET-..-FROM*ELIZ*A*BETH/-..BACK-
TO*PENN STATION(?)-..ME*EM*BAR*RASED
(!?)-..(A*FALLEN*ANGEL!?)-..GLAD*TO*BE*a
-(MASTER*TEACHER/-..N’*PAINTING*LIFE*M
ODELS(!)?-..-TUESDAY*APRIL*5th- 2016(?)-..&-
YET/-..THEY*SAY/-..*SHE*WALKED*FORWA-R-D /-..*LOOKING*A-T/-..(HER*CELL*PHONE-
THUMB*PUNCHING*FRIENDS/-..GOING*O-.
.UT/-..FOR*STYLE*/-(!?)-..UN*DAUNTED/-Wf-
EARLY*MORN*ING*COFFEE(!)?-..-*CUP*/-..?
&*MY*FRIEND/-..*RAMON*/-..BUILD*ING*S-UPER*/-ON*21st*STREET/-GIVING*ME*OFF- ICAL*THUMBS*UP(!)?-AS-(FRIEND*SHOULD?)
-BEFORE*(BLACK*TRUCK/-..-PULLS*N’FRONT-
UV’/-..*ME*(!)?-..NYORK*LICENSE*/-*PLATE-
(GUW-8052)?-..ESL*50/-HIS*BLACK*BUMPER
*BENT(!?)-..-FORD*UV’/-*COURSE*(!)?-..&*/-
WALKS*TO*SIDE*WALK/-..&*LIGHTS*UP*C-
IG*ARETTE/-..(!)?-..JUST*BEFORE*TH’*RAIN*H
ITS(!)?-..*SCURRING*HIM*BACK*IN*SIDE*TR-UCK(!!!)?-..AS*PIGEONS*/-..RUN*TO*WARD
S/-..ORANGE*PEELS/-..DIS*CARDED/-..*BYE*OLD*MAN(!)?-..NEARLY*BREAK*ING*BEAK
S-/-..THROWN*OUT*BYE*/MODERATION*C
AB*(LITTER*BUG?)-..-*TERRIOST’S*/-..GIVEN*-
TO*(MAKING*AMERICA*BEAUTIFUL!)?-..WF*VIT*C/-CAUSE*I*NEVER*LIKED/-SECOND*-
WORLD*WAR’S/-..UNCLE*SAM/-I*WN'T*YU)


fini(?)



PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD
POETRY*BOOK: 41  -"SHERROD’S*/-..-*LOVE’*POTION’S*(!)?/-..-*???*(!?)
-(FIRST*EDITION)-(C)COPYRIGHT-2016

-13 poems(!)

Friday, February 26, 2016

PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD’S -/-..-/-..-40th*POETRY*BOOK/-..-”SHERROD*CURB*SIDE*N’/-..-*IT*(!)”? -10 poems(!) FIRST*EDITION POETS(C)COPYRIGHT 2015 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*!)"? 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, 2008-2015. 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(!?) PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD’S -/-..-/-..-40th*POETRY*BOOK/-..-”SHERROD*/-..-CURB*SIDE*N’/-..-*IT*(!)”? -10 poems(!) FIRST*EDITION POETS(C)COPYRIGHT 2015




PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA POET/PAINTER/COMPOSER/MASTER*TEACHER. /-..-40th*POETRY*BOOK/-..-”SHERROD*CURB*SIDE*N’/-..-*IT*(!)”?
-11 poems(!)

FIRST*EDITION
POETS(C)COPYRIGHT
2015

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*!)"?


philip lawrence sherrod, poet  LEGAL*DISCLAIMER: ©
Author: PLS7 ©
Word count: 158
Views: 0

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, 2008-2015.

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(!?)

PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD’S -/-..-/-..-40th*POETRY*BOOK/-..-”SHERROD*/-..-CURB*SIDE*N’/-..-*IT*(!)”?   -11 poems(!)

FIRST*EDITION
POETS(C)COPYRIGHT
2015



poem one:



-(RE*TURN*ING*/-..-(TO*O*DESSA*/-..-(*GREEK/-BLACK*JAVA!)?
-(RATHER*SMOOTH*/-..-FOR*EURO*PEANS/-..-(SITTING*WF’/-..-BULL’S*NEC
K*THICK?-/-..-(LIKE*PUTIN*/-..WOULD*LIKE*HIS*/-..-(TO*BE*?)..-(BUT*THIN*
NER*/-..-(THAN*STALIN’S?-..-(OR*THOSE*N*LOVE*/-..-(WF’*LENIN?)-..-OR*-
(THE*ONE*/-..-THAT*DROVE*ICE*PIC*/-..-(-DOWN*THRU*HIS*SKULL?)-..-NE
CK*THICK*/-..-(BUT*SMALLER*/-..-(THAN*LAST*WEEK!?)-..-WF’/-..-(BIG*WHI-
TE*NAP*KINS/-..-LIKE*LOWER*ER/-..-(EAST*SIDE*BLANK*ETS!)-..-N.Y.C -201-
5(!)?-..-*BUTT*AGAIN*/-..-THE*WAIT*RESS/-..-FROM*U*KRAINE/-..-(GET*TIN’-
OUT*/-..-(WF”*HER*/-..-RE*SPECT*FULL/-.._*VIR*GIN*I*TY/-..-OF*NOT*HAV
-ING*GOAT*SEX(!)?-..-(ALONG*THE*FENCE!)?-..-(HO*MAD*I*IZE*D(!)?_*FE
LT*MORE*/-..THAN*SHE*/-..-*DE*SERV*ED(!?)-..-(GRIT’S*BEING*HER*FAVO
-RITE*AC*TI*ONS!?)_?..-(THOMAS*HOB*BES/-(1588-1679)-..-(ENGLISH*WO
ULD*NOT*BE*CAUGHT*HERE(!)?-..-(WHO*SHOULD*ARRIVE/-..-BUT*J.P.-ALL-
RED*&*FUZZY*(!)?-..-(WF’*THIN*LONG*/-*SWEDE’S*NECK* /-..-LIKE*-AF*RI*-
CAN*STORK*/-..-(*-WITH*OUT*BABY!?)?-..-(ME*SUP*POSE*ING/-..-&*DIS*CL
OSING*/-..-(I*BROKE*A*NOTHER*STRING*/-..-ON*MYE*RUS*SIAN*PI*AN
*O (!?)-*HOS*I*MOPH*HANO*ROE*BOE/-..-SERIAL*NO.247-422-38(!)”?-?-?
-(e*lim*i*Nate*ING/-..-(MYE*STOR*ED*RAGE*/-..-OF*DY*ING*LIGHT(!?)-..?-
-(TO*SMALL*ER*SPACE*/-..-(MID*NIGHT*HAIRY*/-..(-TUSS*OCKS*MOTH!)??
-(DIS*GUISE*D*/-..-(FOR*MUNCH*ING*ON*CLOTHS!)?_..-(LIKE*JACK*IE*RO
B*IN*SON’S/-..-(PHYS*I*CAL*BALL*PLAYER/-..-AHEAD*UV’/-..(HIS*TIME!)?-..
-TO*OFF*WHITE*..-(MILK*WEED*FLY*ING*BYE!)?_..-(HIT*TING*HIS*WAY*/
-TO*ATH*E*LIT*IC*GREAT*NESS(!)?_..-(*FEAR*LESS!)?_>>_-(LIKE*MYE*SON
‘S/-..-(FOOLISH*STATE*MENT/-..-(“PAPA*I*AM*A*FRAID?_>>_UV”?-NOTH*-
-*ING(!!!)”?-..-(*ME*TELL*ING/-..-(ABOUT*OWN*FATHER*FALLING*/OUT**-
A**BED*/-..-(HIS*FEET*CAUGHT*UP/-..-IN*WINTER*BLANK*ET(!)?-..-*CRAC- KING *RIBS/-..-(AT*AGE*87?)_..-(SOUTH*ERN*MAN*/-..-(GIVEN*TO*CIVIL-
*WAR*CON*FED*ER*ATE?_>>_(CHURCH*GOINGS!)?_>>-(5*DAY’S*WEEK?
*..UV’-/-..(FILL*THE**RACIST*K*K*K*(!)?-..-(CO**LLEC*TION*PLATE!)-..-JLS(?)



poem two:  -


-COMING*BACK/-..AS*..-(LITERAL*BULL/-..-PUT*OUT/-..-TO*PASTURE(!!!)?
-&*NOT*GIVING*/-..-(A*LIVING*HOOT?)-..-(WF’*OWL*EYES?)-..-&*NO*-(L-
IGHT*BULB)(!?)-..-(HOMO*BUD?)-..-(LAND*LORD*PROMISES*HIS*NON*M-
ORAL*BUTT!)?-..-(&*DOES’NT*DELIVER!)?-..-(a*PORCE*LIN*FIX*TURE!?)-?
-(SO*NO*ONE/-..-CAN*SEE(?)_..-HIS*(SHORT*PENI?))-..-(PULLS*THA’/-*SW-
ITCH?)-..-LIKE*(BROKEN*SWITCH*BACK!)?-..-(PULLS*NO*PUNCHES!)?-..-(
&*LUIS*GON*Z*ALIS(!?)_..-(FATHER*SCREAM*ING!?)?_..-(BLOODY*MURD
ER?-..-(IN*MYE*TENDER*EARS!)???-..-(A*BOUT*IM*POSS*I*BIL*I*TIES/-..-?
-(IMPOSS*I*BLE*/-..TO*PER*CHIEVE?)_..-(HOT*COLD/-..HOT*COLD??-..-&*-
(MYE*SON*SAY*ING/-..-(HE*JUST*DOES”NT/-..-GET*IT!)?-..-(ABOUT*LIFE? */-..(&*PEOPLE*COULD*BE*/-..SO*CRUEL(!)??-..-(&*HIS*OPERA*SING*ING-
*EX*CE*LLANT/-..-LIKE*ENRICO*CARUSO*/’S-..(GOLD*EN*HEART/-..-(SIN -G*ING*HIS*/-..-(*HEART*OUT(!?))-..-(PAVO*ROT*TI/-..-(FINALLY*GOT*TH -E*MESS*AGE(!!!)?-(THREE*YEARS/-..-BEFORE*HIS*DEATH!(???)-&*THAT*
(HONESTY*NEVER*PAYS/-..-*OVER*TIME!)?-..AS*IN-NEW*JERSEY(!?)_*A*
LONG*/-..-(RATTLE*SNAKE*HILL/-..-(YOU*NEVER*HEAR*RATTLE/-..-XX*-
CEPT*DEATH*’S/-..-*RATT*LE(!?)-..-WHERE*THEY*/-(NEW*JERSEY*TRAN-
SIT!?(-..*CUT*ROADS/-..-(BYE*DNA*MITE!!!!!!!)?-..-(&*CON*DUC*TOR/-..-*S
TEVE*POLLOCK*/-..-(LOOK*ING*LIKE*HIS*WIFE/-..WF’*/-..-(TENDER*EYE-
*FLEECING*HIM/-..-UV’/-(LOG*CABIN/-..&*THREE*DAUGHTERS(!)?-..-*HIM
*NOW*HAVING*EX*CUSE/-(UV’/-..(BE*COME*ING*HIS*FAVORITE*PAST*-
*TIME*ALCHO*HOLI(!?)--(WRIT*TING*OUT*LIST?)-..-(UV’/-BEST*BEERS!)?



poem three:  


-(*THIGHS*THAT**MOVE/-?)
(LIKE*THE*STONE*HINGES!)-..-(AGE’S*THRONG*ED*TO*HARD*QUEST*I- *ION!)?_..-(WHAT*GIVES!?)-..-(SHE*SO*FULL*/-..UV’/-..(MOBILE*FRUIT!))??
-&*(THE*FAT*/MIS*FIT/-..-PHOTO*GRAPH*ING(!?)..(-MYE*GM*DODGE*MI-
NI*/SU*V?)-..&*(-OTHER*CARS/-ALONG*BI*CYCLE*WHITE*LINES.*LIMIT-TATION’S/-..-(LIKE*DUDE*/-..-GET*A*LIFE!)?-..-(YOU*R’/..-EN*DANGER*IN
YOUR*SELF(!)?..-&*REAL*AL*ITY(!)?-..-(BROWN*NOSE*IN’S*OUT!)”?-..LIK
E*EASTER*ISLAND!)?-..(ALTERNATE*SIDE*PARKING/-?-TODAY*MONDAY
THURSDAY/-..(NYC*CARS/-..-STICKING*OUT*AT*ODD*ANGLES?)-NO*SPA
CE*/-..-TO*MOVE(!)?-..-IN*FARCT*IONS/-..-UV*DISMAL*DISPLAYS(!)?-*MO
VE*HERE/-..*MOVE*THERE(!)?_..(BEFORE*SWEEPER*COMES/-..-(COMPLI*-
*CATIONS-..(UV’/-..(GET*YOUR*HOUSE*N’/-..*ORDER*) )(!?)-OR*E LSE*BU  DY(!)?-..-Y-ET/-..-AFTER*/-..(42*YEARS-DOING*IT)?-..-(BUT*THE/-..NEW*KI -DS/-..ON*BLOCK*/-..-(AIN’T*GOT*A*CLUE(!)?-..-(NEITHER*D O*I*)(!?)?-..-?SHE*SAID*TO-ME*/-..(SHIFT*ING*HER*FEET?)_..(UN*COM*FORT*ABLY/-..
..HER*BLOND*HAIR*/-..-(BLOW*ING*OFF?)-..-(HER*SHOULD*ER/- ..-(I*DID-*N’T*KNOW/-..-YOU*WERE*IN*HEALTH*CARE?))-..-ME*(NOT*BATTING*/- -..-AN*EYELASH!)(??)-..-(&*SHE*SAID*/-..(MYE*NAME*/-..-IS *HOWIE?)-..-*- *ME*TAKEN*ABACK/-?(BYE*HER*MAS*CU*LINE/-..(SOUND*ING*NAME*- LAME!?)-..-(ME*NOT*RE*MEM* BER*ING/--(SECOND*WIFE?)-..-(I*LIKE*YO UR*EYES/-..-I*SAID?)-..-(BLUE**GREY*/-..-&*MAY*BE*TRUE(!)?-..-(SHE*DI -D*NOT*FLINCH!?)?-..(KINDA*LIKE*LONE*WOLF!?)_..-(CLEAR*&*HES*I*- *TANT?)-..-(WOMEN*LIKE*YOU/-..*MUST*HUNT*FOR*EVER!)?-..-(SHE*DID *NOT*FLINCH!?)-..-(&*THOSE*HORR*I*BLE*SOCKS/-..-(YOU*WEAR* /-. .-?(R’/-(KINDA*/-..-*INTERESTING!?)-..-(ONE*HOLE*H ERE*/-..&*ONE*HOLE*-*THERE!?)_-(SHE*STILL*DIDN’T*FLINCH!?)-..-(ME*GETTING*SLEEPY* /-?-*&*WANTING*/-..-(TO*LAY*MY*HEAD*/-..*ON*HER*SHOU- LD*ER?)(!?)_...
-&*(THIS*GUY*ITALIAN/-..-WAS*CARRY*ING*ON/-..(THIS*BLACK*SACKE
D*GAR*BADGE/-..-&*(THROW*ING/-..-ON*TRUCK!)?_..-(&*CRUSH*ING*IT?
WF*-(LOUD*POP*/-JUICES*FLY*ING(!)?_-(&*THE*SMELLS*SUF*FO*CAT*I
NG!)?_..(MY*SEN*I*TIVE*NOST*TRILS!)?_..&*(THIS*GUY*/-..-WAS*CARRY *ING*THE*STUFF*/-..-(JUST*LIKE*GALILEO?)_..-(HIS*SEX*TANT/-..-AT*(??
)-..(HALF*MASK?)_(?)_-*JUST*LIKE*/-..-(MYE*GRAND*MOTHER/-..-*SHE*S SAID(!)?-..-(*MEDD-LING*/-..-IN*OTHER*PEOPLE’S*AFFAIRS(!))?-..-AL*WA
YS*COM*PLAIN*ING/-..-(THAT*THE*PEPPER*MINT/-..-WASN’T*AS*PEPPE-
RY*AS*USUAL*(!)?_..-(&*I*DON’T*KNOW*WHY*/-..SHE*IN*SIS*TED/-..I*P-
UT*THEM*LEAVES*/-..-(IN*MYE*TEA)(!!!)?-..-AS*(I*AM*NOT*ENG*LISH(!?
)-ANY*WAY*HE*WAS/-..(FROM*AUST*RAL*IA/-..-&*(A*KINDA*KOOP-KO-
OP*/-..-(WILD*CHILD*/-..-IN*CLINED*/-..-(TO*FIT*FULL*AD*VENT*URES!?)
*CLAND*EST*INE*LY*CLOWN*ING*/-..-(LIKE*UP*START!?)-..(HIS*FACE*P
AINTED*BLUE/-..-(LIKE*BLUE*PAINTED/-..-(BOOBE*ON*STATUE/-..LIB.(!?)



poem four:


-Ponder*ing*Kelly*/-..-
-AWAKE*IN’/-..(TO*FIND*HER*LEGS?)-..-(LOCKED*AROUND*ME?)-*MUT*-
TER*TING*SO*SOFT*LY/-(!?)-..-(THAT*I*DID*N’T*CARE!)?-..-(LIKE*I*SHO-
ULD*(!))?-..-(&*STAG*GER*IN/-..-(TOWARD’S*SINK!?)-..-(TO*FIND*IT*HAD
*TURNED*GREEN!)?-..-(&*HEAR*IN’/- -*WEATH*ER/-..-RE*PORT!?)?..-WAS-
*TO*BE*SAME/-..-(AS*TO*MORR*OW!?)-..-(SAME*AS*YES*TER*DAY!?)-..?-
-BEING*A*GLOR*I*OUS*REPORT/-..-UV’FEEL*BETTER/-..&*(DRINK*YUR*-
CUP*BUS*TELO*CAFF*E*-TO*DAY(!?))?-(THAT*I*HAD*RE*MEM*BER*ED
/-..-(MYE*PLEDGE*/-..-TO*MYE*SELF!)?_..(LAST*SUN*DAY/-..MAKE*IT*LI-
GHTER*!)?-..-(SO*DA’/-..-*HOLES*IN*/-..(MYE*SOCKS/-..-*DID*NOT/-..-*CUT
*OUT*CIR*CU*LATION/-..-(TO*MYE*DIA*BET*IC*/-..-*TOES*(!))?-..-(&*HA-
ND’S*OR*FOOT’S/-..-*MOST*LY*A*FRAID/-..-UV’/-..(ACHILL*E”S*HEEL*!)?
-SEEMED*TO*BE*THE*AN*SWER/-..-FOR*ALL*NO*MAD**IC*WAY*FARE’
S(!)?-..-(&*THEN*TAKING/-..-(MYE*COFFEE/-..-OUT*SIDE/-..-(TO*SOUTH*’S SUN*POR-CH(!?)-..-(TO*LISTEN(!?)_..-(&*SMELL(!?)-..-(THOSE*FRESH*LY-..-
(CUT*2FT./-..-(JUN*I*PER*LOGS?)-(!?)-..(SMELLING*SWEET/-..-(LIKE*I*MA- G*I*NARY*DREAMS)(!?)-..-(LIKE*WHEN*SHE*YELL*ED!?)-..-(YOU*LEFT*Y
OUR/-..(APPLE*CRUMB*SLICES?__(UV’/-..(COFF*EE*CAKE!?)))?_..-(*HERE*/
&*SAY*ING/-..-(I*AM*GO*ING/-..-TO*TAKE*A*HOT*SHOWER!?)?_-*ME*SA
-YING*OK(!)?-



poem five:  


-AS*TO*/-..(_*PRAC*TI*CLE*/-..*MEA*SURES*(!)?
-I*LIKE*IT(!)?-..-(WHEN*I*SEE*/-..-*SWAMP*BLADES*/-..(IN*ORDERED*GR
EEN*/WET*NESS(!?)-(-*AS*KEW*/-..-LIKE*MORE*/-AS*NATURE’S/-..-(WAN
T *TO*DO!?)))?-..-(LIKE*MORE*GREEN*.-,,-TO*TAKE*CARE*OF/-..-N’/-*DE*
TAILED*ORDER*ED*/-*ART*(!))?-..-(WF’*RED*TRIM*INGS!)?-..-(GONE*TO*
SEED*(!)?-..-(LIKE*HOW*MANY*SEEDS/-..-APPEAR*WF’/-..-HEADS*&*ANU
S*ES/-..-MUCH*LESS*/-..-(COMMOM*SHRIEVEL*ED*/-..-*TORSO*’ED/-..*QU
EST*IONS-..-(ON*THE*WILD*YAWN!))?-..FOR*I*LIKE/-..(IT*WILD*-SHE*SA
ID(!)?-..-(*OUT*DOORS!)?-..-(N’/-*THA’*RE*PEATING*WINDS!)?-..-*WHERE* -GOD*CAN*SEE(!)?-..-(ME*TOO*/-..(I*SAID!))??-..(&I*WISH*SHE*HAD*N’T/-
..- *COUNT*ED*THEM!)?-..(ME*SO*COOL*/-..WF”/-..*NUM*BERS*(!?)_?-*CO
UNT*ED*THEM*(!?)-..-ON*-(TWO*FING*ER’S/-..-X-2nd-..(TIMES*TEN!)?-..-S-
HE*SHOULD*AVE’/-..-USED*HER*PER*SON*AL/-..-*COM*PU*TER(!)?-..-FE-
MAN*IST*AT*HEART(!)?-..-(UP*&*DOWN/-..-*MACHINE!?)-..-(THEN*ON*TO
*PHONE/-..-*FAKE*ING*/-..-*FLESCH*/-..-AS*-M’s*CARNEY(!))?-..-(*A*SMA- LL*TIME*FiAS*CO*/-..(*JUNIOR*COLLEGE*TEACH*ER*?)-..-(DE*CLAIR*IN
MATH*/-..-(TO*BE*MORE*IM*PORT*ANT*/-..-(THAN*LIFE!)?-..-”SHERROD*
DO*YOU*STILL*/-..-*HEAR*-MYE*VOICE(!?)_../-(PIE*R’/-..*SQUARE*!)?-..-&
(E*RASE*ALL*ON*..-(BLACK*BOARD/-...-(&*START*AGAIN!))?-../--PIE*R’/-.
*SQUARE*(!)?-..-(I*DON”T*KNOW*/-..-(WHY*YO*DON’T*GOT*IT!)?_-(CLAS
S*LAUGH*ING(!)?-..-(YOU*‘AVE’/-..-GOT*TO*QUIT*(!?)-..-(PLAY*ING*TOUc
FOOT*BALL/-..-(ON*CAM*PUS*LAWN!)?-..-(GO*ING*FISH*ING!??)?-..-(DID*
YOU*CLEAN*YOUR/-..-(M-1*RIFLE/-..FOR*R.O.T.C.-*IN*SPECT*ION-..*THIS
*WEEK*(!?)-..-(IS*THE/-..-BARREL*BORE*/-..-(SPICK*IN*SPANK*IN*CLEAN
)!!!?-..-HOW*COULD*THEY*PRO*MOTE*YOU*/-..-(FROM*PRIVATE*/-..-TO*
SARG*eNT*MAJOR(!?)-..-(FOR*MARCHING*/-..-(YOUR*SQUAD*/BACK*WAR
D’S/-..-(AFTER*YOU*KNOCK*ED*THE*CAPTAIN*OUT/-..-FOR*CALLING*Y- OU*-A*/-(SON*UV’/..*BIT*CH!)?-..-(&*END*ING*UP*/-..-IN*SOUTH*ORANG- ES *N-EW*JER*SEY’S/-..-(CAIT*&*ABBEY’S/-..-(*ORDER*IN’/-..*(BLUE*BER -RY*SC-ONE?_..-(WF’/-..-(ONE*POPPY*SEED*ED/-..-(*CO*-CAINE*DE*LIGH- T!)?-..-&*$1.75*COFFEE*/-..-(COM*POSE*ING/-..-ON*(THREE*PIANO’S/-..-(B- ETSY*RO-*SS*/-..!?)-..-(&*KOREAN*WEBER*/-..!?)-..-(&*TOKAI*/-MADE**-..  *IN*JAPAN!)?-(SOME*WHERE*DATED/-..-(SERIAL*NO.421-448-(1940-1945)-?



poem six:  


-I*DID*NOT*/-..-(GET*MYE*SE*COND*STROKE*(!)?
-(LISTEN*ING/-..-(TO*IS*RAELI*JEWS!)?-..-WF’/-..-(HEAVY*BROGUE’S!?)?-..
-(MUM*BLING*In*YID*DISH*/-..-*HYS*TER*I*CAL*LY(!?)-..-(-HOW*SHE*-..
-WANTS*-..(TO*GO*/-..-*TO*THE*PROMISED/-..-(*LAND!))?-..(-*ME*ACT*IN G /-..*OUT*RIGHT*/- ..-*AS *MOSES*?-..-FROM*AMONG*ok*la*Homa*BULL*
FROG*RUSHES(!?)_..-(BELIEVE*ING/-..-THE*PICKLES*/-..-(EVEN*N’/-..-BRO
OKYLN!)?-..-(EVEN*THOUGH*LAST*WEEK/-..-(WAS*NAT*ION*AL*PICK*L-
E*DAY!)?_..-(*N’/-..-NEW*YORK(!)?-..-(ME*MISSIN’/-..-(LOWER*SIDE?_>>..-?
*REV*IEL*RIE*(!?)-..-(*GIVE*OR*TAKE/-..-(A*KOSHER*SAUER*DILL*/-..KO
SHER*SWEET!)?-..-(GIVE*OR*TAKE*/-..-(GIVE*UN*TO*CAESAR*/-..-(WHIC-
H*IS*CAESAR’S/-..-(GIVE*UN*TO*SHE*RROD’S/-..-(WHICH*IS*/-..*SHER*R-
OD’S(!)?-(WALK*ING*DOWN*/-(NAME*LESS*ST.-WHICH*IS*BUNN*IES!?)?



poem seven:  


-THAT*/-..-(YELLOW*JAC*KET!)?-
-PLASTIC*RAIN*COAT/-..-(DOES*NOT*MOVE*/ANY*MORE*WITH*OUT/-!?)
-(MYE*HELP!)?_..-(DRY*ING*IT’S*STING*ER/-..-*N’/-..-(THE*SUN*LIGHT!)?-
-(CON*FUS*ED*YOU*SAY/-..-&*WHAT*REAL*AL*I*TY/-..-AM*I*SPEAK*IN
/-..UV’/(!?)?-..-(YU*SHULD*KNOW!)?-..-(UV’/-..(*MODERN*PSY*CHOL*I*TIE
‘S)?-..-(PHIL*OS*PHIES/-..-STREWN*A*BOUT/-..-(N’*OUR*OWN*TIME!)?-*M
E’S*AN*XXXX*PERT/-..-(DUP*LIST*TIC*OPT*I*MIST!)?-..(GIVEN*TO*TRUT H*/-..-*IS*STRANG*ER*/-..-THAN*FICTION(!)?-..-(BEE*N’/-.._STOW*BLOW!)
(BEE*N’/-.._STOW*AWAY(!)?-..(BEE*N’/-.._STOW*YOU!)?-..-(BEE*N’/-..-*BL-
UE(!)?-..-(&*EVEN*IF*WATER*PROOF*ED?_>>(CAN*NOT*RING*TRUE?)_..-
&*-(WHO*SHOULD*SHOW/-..-*UP*?_>>_(BUT*MYE*SON*_?_>>(RAIN*I *N’ G*TRUTH*?_>>_(UP*ON*ME!)?_..-(N”*LARGE*DROPS!)?-..-



poem eight:  


-AS*CEND*ING*/-..-(-SOUTH*ORANGE’S/-
..-(-WOOD*EN*STAIRS*/-..-FOR*ART!)?
-(RICKET*TY/-SINCE*/..(JOHN*SINGER*SARGENT*DAYS?)-..-(OF*SUC*CES
S(!)?_..-(&*DAYS*THAT*RAC*COONS/-.._(-ATE*OUT*GAR*BAD*GE*PLAST
-IC*CANS(!)?_..-(ON*THIRD*FLOOR?_>>-(BAIRD*COM*MUN*ITY*CENTER!
)?_..&*ME*/-..-(NOT*ALLOW*ED/-..-TO*PLAY*/-..-(ON*BET*SY*ROSS*PIAN-
O?)_..-(OR*KOREAN*WEB*ER!)?-..-(BUT*ALLOW*ED/-..-TO*TEACH*MYE*?
*MASTER*CLASS*N’/-..*PAINT*ING*(!?)_?-..-(UP*-(THOSE*/-..*RIC*ET*TY*-
STAIRS*/-..-WF’/-..(SE*COND*STAIR*ROCK*ING/-..-ON*-(ONE’S*ANKLES!)?
-(RISK*Y*BUSI*NESS!?!)?-..-(ME*WF’/-..-(SONG*FULL*COMUN*I*CATION))
-(N*’/-..-*BIRD*ED*MIND!)?_..-(&*THE*/-..-(CANAL*UV-..-(BIRDS*DUCKS*&
-*SONG*LOVE*LIES/-..-(FLIT*TING*ABOUT(!)?-..-(ME*AL*WAYS*LIST*EN*
ING(!)?-..-(TO*NATURE’S/-..-(MASTER*SONGS!)?-..-(RE*GRETS/-..WF’*BLUE
*STOCK*INGS*&*BLACK*FEET(!)/-..-(HOW*THIS*RE*MIND*ED*ME*?-.._-U -V’*SUSAN(!)”?-..-(AL*WAYS*/-..-(CURLED*UP/-..INTO*HER*SELF?)-..-*POS-
E*ING/-..-(YOUTH’S*NAKED*YOUTH!)?-..-(SOME*WHAT*ACT*I*VATED/-..?
-BYE*-..(*POLK*DOTS!))?-..-(*GRIN*NING*/-..-*LIKE*/-..-(DREAM*YELLOW-
*!?)-..-(BAN*NAN*A/-..-PEELED*BACK/-..-LIKE*JUV*EN*NILE**SKIN*(!)?-..?
-WF*/-..-(STRIP*PED*KNEE*SOCKS!)?-..-(*PULLED*UP*/-..-(TO*HER*HAIRY
*CROTCH*(!)?-..-(MAY*BE*N’/-..-(AMER*I*CAN*RED*WHITE*BLUE/-..-*ST-
RIPES*(!?)-..-(AL*WAYS*PAT*RI*O*TIC!)?-..-(AL*WAYS*COM*PLI*ALBE!)?
-(&*HER*MID*DRIFT*OPEN!)?-..-(&*HER*NA*VAL*SMIL*ING?)-..-(LIKE*N*
O*BODY*KNOWS/-..-(WHAT*SHE’S/-..-(BEEN*/-..*UP*TO!)?_..-(*MUCH*LES-
S*ME!)?-..-(*ME*WANDER*ING/-..-(N’/-..*BLEES*ED*LIGHT(!)-..-(UV’*LOFT-
*ROOM*/-..-(THAT*ALL*IM*PRESS*I*NIST’S/-..-*EN*VIED(!)-..-(DEAD*OR*-
*ALIVE*)-..-(LIKE*WANTED*POSTER/--N’/-..-20TH*CEN*(!)?-..-(*ME*SUB*C-
ON*SCI*ENCE*LY*SMILE*LING/--(AT*VIS*UAL*DE*LIMMA*!)?-..-(BUT*AL
ONG*/-..(SO.ORANGE’S*CANAL?)-..(THE*IDIOT*GROUP/-?..WERE*PAID*HO
W*MUCH*/-..(TO*HAR*VEST*/CANAL*WEEDS*(!?)_?-SO*DUCK*LING’S-*H
AD*NO*DE*FENCE/-..-AS*DUCK*LINGS*PRO*TEC*ED/-..*COVER*(!)?-..-(M-
AKE*EVERY*THING/-..-(*FLAT*/-..-*NOTHING*IRR*EG*U*LAR/-..-LIKE*N’/
-*NATURE’S*DYNA*MITE*ING/-..(-NIAG*RA**FALL*S/-..IN*1912/-..-SO*NO- *WATER*G-ETS*(*LOOSE*/-..AS*ON*YOUR*/-..-*SKIRTS*LADIES**(!)?-..-*L
IKE*MYE/-..-(RIGHT*EYE/-..-(GET*TING*DIM*MER?)_..-(WON’T*SEE*AS*M
UCH*/-UV’/-..-*yu*FAITH*FUL*NESS/-..-(AS*EVE*/-..-*LOVES*the*faith*less?)



poem nine:  


-LOOK*ING*AT*/-..-(THE*LARGE*SQ/-..*PATTERN!)?
BLACK*MAN*WOND*ER*ING/-..-&*WAND*ER*ING*/-..-ON*SIDE*WALK(?)
-*FUMB*LING*/-..-WF’/-..(TOP*KNOTCH)-..(GAMB*LING*/MONEY*CARD?)-..?
NOSE*DRIPPING*/-..(WF’/-..PANTS*DROP*PING)-..-&*’/-..-(AT*TI*TUDE?))?-
(ME*SAVORING*/-..-(COFFEE*DROPS/-..-(AT*ODESSA!)?-..-(BOTH*UV’/-*US
COLD*AS*HELL!)?-..-(NEEDING*OUR*WAY/-..-ME*WAITING/-..ON*JIM*AS-
*USUAL*/-..(HIM*CAUGHT*PARKING/-..(HIS*FORD!)?-..-AFTER*THIS*WINT
-ER?-..(COUGH*ING*LIKE*FLU?)-..(ME*NEED*ING*GRITS/-..-&*VENETIAN*
SPINACH*&*EGGS?)-..-(HAD*DRAINED*/-..-(HIM*SILLY!?))-..-WEAK*FOR*-
ANOTHER*YEAR/-..-ROGAINE*PLANTED*HEAD/-..(&*RED*FACE*SWEDE*-
)-..OFFER*ED*DARK*ER*THOU*GHT’S(!?)-..-&*(RED*STILL*ED/-.. *STU*-? -*POR*/-..-LIKE*HEINZ*-..-*ALL*FOUR*BLED*/-..-ROSE*KET*CHUP?)-..-&*-
JESUS*/-..(ALL*UV’*US*/-..-HUNG*&*CROSSED*OUT?)-..-(BYE*LUCK’S*PO
-SESS*SION/-..-&*PRO*LIF*ER*ATION/-..PRO*GRES*SED*TO/-..-WHOSE*TH
-A’(!?)-..(MODERN* DEVIANT?)..-(TAKING*ANOTHER*SHOT*/-..-&*PROGR-
ESSION*/-..-SUF*FER*ING/-..-(FOR*SUF*FAR*AGE*SAKE!)?-ME*LOST*FOR-
*WORDS*(!?)-..-&*GIVE*ME*(ANOTHER/-..-GREEK*SHOT*HOT*JAVA(!?)_..
-4*INCHES/-..-(UV/-..PASSION*ATE*FAME?)-..-*CHANEL*ED*/-..BE*CAUSE-
U*KRAINE*D*WAI*TRESS/-..-(HAD*GROWN*ED*WEAK*ER/-..-SUB*MIT*TI
-NG*TO*SMILES(!?)?-..-LED*ME*TO*BE*LIEVE/-..-SHE*HAD*GIVEN*UP*H-
ER*PAST*RE*SENT*MENTS(!?)?-..(SLOP*PLY*SPILL*ING*ODESSA*COF*FE
E-..-(LOST*TO*ESCAPE*ING/-..-(WORD*ED*FACT*IONS?)-..&*(FOR*GET*TI
NG*MYE*ILLUS*IONS/-..-(SAVOR*ING*WORDS/-..-(LOST*TO*ALZHEIMER-
‘S/-..-(NO*DREAM*RE*CALL?)-..-OR*-(BETTER*STILL/-..*PARK*IN*SONS!?-
-(RAGE*A*GAINST/-..-(THE*DY*ING*LIGHT(!)?-..-(RAGE*AGIN*/*DY*ING?)


poem ten: 


-HAV*ING*A*NOTHER/-..-CUP*COFFEE?-..-AT*(*ODESS*A?)-..-(WHILE*BEN
-T*NECK*/-..-(MEX*I*CAN*WAIT*ER/-..-(IS*MAKING*BIG*SWIPE’S-..-*CLE-
-AN*ING/-..-(FROM*LAST*CUSTO*MER’S*CRUMBS*?)-..-(*TAB*LE?)-*ME*- *WAIT*ING(!!!)?-..(BUT*HAPPY*/-..HAV*ING*FOUND/-..-LIT*TLE*RED *-(?)- *SHOP*PING*CART(!)(ONE*WHEEL*DAM*AGE*ED?)-..(GET* A- NOTHER!?) -..AT*COR*NER*WHER-E*/-..(FAT*RAT’S/-..-ARE*BEST*/-..-AT*AS/-..P ICK*- 
*ING*UP/-..-(POOR*BOY’S/-..-*PER*SUA*- *’S*ION’S(!))?-..-(ARE*RAT’S/-..-?-
*GLOR*I*FIED/-..-LIKE*RAT*PRO*LIF*ER*ATIONS/-..(PROSE*FUS*I*LY!?)-?
ENOUGH*/-..-FOR*(SUB*MA*MALS/-..(NOT*ABLE*TO*FLY!)?-(LIKE*A*BA-
T!!!)?-(WF’ECHO*RECALL/-..-*LOCATION*(!)?-..OR*N’/-..(CHILD*HOOD!?)?-
(SWING*ING/-..-*HIGHER*THAN*OTHERS/-..-N”*SWING*MADE*/-..-(POST*-
OAK*/-..-OK*LA*HOMA(!?)_..-(NOW*SWING*ING/-..-(LIKE*ADULT!)?-..*NE-
AR*DEATH*/-..-”*Poet*AT*80(!”?



poem eleven:  


--Re*member*ing*..-Di*anne*Spe*vack?-
..(-Correcting*Me/-?..-(N’*A*Bout!)?-
(-Gonna*Do/-..-*Tha’*Twists*!))?..
-Was*Not*Bye*?..-(Little*Richard!?)-..But*-(-Chubby*C-Hecker!!)?-
..-Her*Now/-?..-(-Agro*Phobic/-..*Ly/-..*Inclined!)?..-&*Calling/-?..-(Me*Up!)/-?
-From*(-Her*Apartment/-?..Which*She*Won’t*Leave/-(?)..-
-Except*(Bye*Mid*Night!)?..-&*Wants*Me/-)..-To*Do(!?)..
-Her*Anally(!)?..-&*(Put*It/-(?)..-N’..-(-Her*Mouth*/-?..-After*wards!))(?)..Tellin*Me/-?..She*Broke*Up/-?..-Wf*Her- (Black*Man/-.?.That’s*Father/..)-?(Tu’Her*Son!)?-..&Leaves*Me/-..*Confused(!)-&*Disconcerted(!)?..-But**Wary!

-How*Can*I/-?Tell*(-The*World/-?-About*Such..(-*Private*Longings/-?)..
-Bye*/-((The*Moraled*/-?..-Under**Priviledged!))?
-Yusta*..(-Call*Her*Cindy/..-&*Helena..(-Hated*Her!))?..-Always*Felt*-..
(-Sorry/-..For*Cindy!))?..  -But*What*A--De*Lightful/-..?-(*Passion*Pit(!))?..
-Always*Handing*Out/-?..-(The*Mail/-..At*Brentanos*/-..Book*Store!)?
-Wf’..(That*Naughty*..-*Look)-?..   -&*Trembl*-..ing(!)?-..(Wf’*Eyes*Hot*/-?-  ..&*Cinna-*moned*/-..-*Colored!)?
-(&..Big/-..*Tittie’s/-..*Bouncing/-..*Slightly?)-
..Under*..(-Fake*/-*Rayon!)?..
-(*Burn*ing/-.?.A*Hole/-?..(N’*Mye*Levis!))?

-Her*Walking*Slowly/-?..-(Carefully*Like/-(?)..-(As*If/-..To*Break*It(!))?--Like*N’*Casa*Blanca*(!?))-..-*Me*More*Volatile/-?..&*Eruptive/-?..Than*Humph-
*Frey/-?..*Bogart(!)?..-Or*..(-Tha’*Time/-..That*Sharon*Asked*Me/-?..-After*Lifting*..-
(*Up?)-Her*Skirt/-?..)..-Wf’*Her*Hairy-*Muff/-(?..)-*Staring*(-Me*N’*Face!)?-
-To*Meat*Her/-..At*(-George*Washington/-..*Sq*Hotel/-?..-*Down*Town!)?-She*Said/-..*S-He’d*Be/-? ..N’(-Room*9!)?-..Ws*/-..Birth*Day*Number!)?-..&*I*Wondered*If/..*Some*One/..-Had*-

T-Old*Her(!)?-..Or*Was**It-/-?..(Just*A/-?..-Bookish*Bitch’s/-..?
-Con*..Se*/-(?)-*Quence!)(?)..Uv’(Filing*Truth/-..For*History’s*Sake!)?
-Her*Areoles*/..-Larger*(T-Han*/-?..-*Brooklyn*/-..*Pizza/-?-/../-*Pies*!)?-
..&*What/-?..(-Long*Legs/-?./.-That*Opened!)?-..-/To*High**Heaven(!)?-
Thank*-..?)-*Ing*Me..(-*After*Ward!)?..-Grace*Ious*ly(!)? 
-Well*..-That’s/-?..(-Not*Hard*To*Take!)?-
(-Appease*ing/..?-Tha’*Sim-Ple*Beast(!))?..-When*N’/-..*The/-
..(Good*Ole*Days/-?*..&*Cox*Men!)?-..-Talked*About/-?-&*(Wf’*Affection!)?-.. Wf’/-..*Affectation/-(??)?..--
-That*Ultimately*ness/-..-*Goes*To*Head(!)?

-But*Not*I/-?..(-Just*A*Simple*Man/-?..*N’/-?..-Confessional*Humility!)?..
-Graciously*Accepting(?)..(-Mye*Innate ..*Needs*/-?..&*Sexual*Talents !)?-“Which*Ever*Way/-?..*Hi-story*-
Treats/-?..*Artistic*Memory!”(?)-..Tis*Fine*Bye-/-*Me(!)?..-But*Dianne/-?-
..Calling*Me*/-Up*Again/-?..&*(-Telling*Me/-?..*She*Wished(!?)..-I*Were*(A*/-..*Pig!?)-.....-So*/-..DO*I*..(?)  -&*(Would*Do*Her/-?)
-(&*Could*Twist/-?....-Like*/-..-Chubby*Checker/-XXXXXXX?
..(Wf’-Added*Twist’s/-?..-Like*Classical/-?..*Sexual*(!?)-
..*Sexed*/-?..-Special*Shaped-/-?..
-Screw/*XXXXXXX-..*Tail/-*ED-..*Penis!)?


-finished(!)



PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD’S -/-..-/-..-40th*POETRY*BOOK/-..-”SHERROD*/-..-CURB*SIDE*N’/-..-*IT*(!)”?   -11 poems(!)

FIRST*EDITION
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2015