Monday, February 1, 2016

 PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA (STREET*PAINTER)-*PAINTING*-..(*NYC*/-..*PLEIN*AIR*!)?(*FOUNDER*/-..-*STREET*PAINTERS)!? TITLE: -"(ARI'S*HONOR*ABLE*PLEDGE/-..-*&*PROMISE*(!?)-..(-AMID*FOUND*OBJECTS*?))-..(TO*PROTECT*/-..?)(THE*HARD*HAT*DANGER*?)-..OF*THA"/-..-*HOL*STEIN*FRE*I*SEAN*BULL?)_..-(BEING*A*FIRE*DRAGON*/-..(IN*AGE*OF?_>>(CHINESE*FIRE*MONKEY?)))_? MED: OIL/ACRYLIC/--ON*HEAVY*DUTY*BOARD(!?)- SIZE: 72.5" X 30" DATE:2016 artist's(C)copyright


PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD NA (STREET*PAINTER)-*PAINTING*-..(*NYC*/-..*PLEIN*AIR*!)?(*FOUNDER*/-..-*STREET*PAINTERS)!? 
TITLE: -"(ARI'S*HONOR*ABLE*PLEDGE/-..-*&*PROMISE*(!?)-..(-AMIDST*FOUND*OBJECTS*?))-..(TO*PROTECT*/-..?)(THE*HARD*HAT*DANGER*?)-..OF*THA"/-..-*HOL*STEIN*FRE*I*SEAN*BULL?)
_..-(BEING*A*FIRE*DRAGON*/-..(IN*AGE*OF?_>>(CHINESE*FIRE*MONKEY?)))
_?MED: OIL/ACRYLIC/--ON*HEAVY*DUTY*BOARD(!?)-
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Monday, January 25, 2016

PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD’S -/-..-/-..-38th*POETRY*BOOK/-..-”BAD*MOUTH*IN’/-..*IT*(!)”? -14poems(!) FIRST*EDITION POETS(C)COPYRIGHT 2015


PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD’S -/-..-/-..-38th*POETRY*BOOK/-..-”BAD*MOUTH*IN’/-..*IT*(!)”?
-14poems(!)

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: ©
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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 -/-..-/-..-38th*POETRY*BOOK/-..-”BAD*MOUTH*IN’/-..*IT*(!)”?
-14poems(!)

FIRST*EDITION
POETS(C)COPYRIGHT
2015


poem one-



-*SUN*/-..-*DE*STRO’Y*n’*s..-*Tha’/-?


-*TIP*/-..-*Uv’/-..(FLAT*IRON*TOP*/-..-Uv’*BUILD*ING!)?
-*COUPLE*FIGURES/-..(MALE*&*FEMALE/-..*HOLD*IN’!)?
-(HANDS*FOR*YEARS/-..-*ME*LOOKIN’/-..-AT**THEIR*NU-
*DE ?)--*BODIES*SITTIN’/-..(SO*STILL!?)-..-(TOP*’O’*BLDG.)?

-*LIKE*(SHERROD*COUPLE/-..-ER*MONET*COUPLE!)?
-(FAMILY*MEANS*SOME*THING!)?-..-*LIKE*PALE*-..(?)
-*O*RANGE*SWEETIE/-..-*WF’/-..-*SHORT*ER*SHORT’S(?)
-*HER*CHEEKS*/--*N/-..(X*X*TREME/-..*UN*DU*LAT*ION? )

-ME*GLAD*TO*OGLE*OUT/-..-*LIKE*WOW*(!)?-..-(*YES*-?
*SWEET*IE/-?..(ME*WANTA*KNOW/-..-ALL*ABOUT*/..*IT(!))?
-n’/-..&*Uv’/-..(YOUR*FRUIT*TIME!?)-..lik*-DIRTY*OLE**MAN!)?
(DUMB*IN’/-..*DOWN*!)-?..-TO-..(-SHERROD*PLAYING*SHER-

..-*ROD!)?-..(BUT*WF’/-..-*TASTE*/-..-*NOT*XX*CLUDED(!))?
-PUNK*U*LATED*DARLIN’/-..FOR*PLA*CAT*IN’/-..(Tha’*(!?)- 
BOY ’S!)?-..(-HO*VER*IN’/-*AROUND*YOU*/-..(LIKE*CITI*-?-
 *******-DOGS!))?-*YOUR*EL*BOWS/-..-*LEAN*IN’/-..-ON*ME- 

-TABLE* (!) ?- ..(YOUR*DEI*D*’RE/-..-*SUMMON*ING*/-*ME*/ 
 -FOR*AN’/?-..(*ANAL*IN*SPEC T*/-*ION(!))-..&*(LIL’*STRAPS?)
-(ON*DELI*CATE*FEET!)?-..-*TO*-(PEEK*IN’/-..-*OVER*EDGE*-?
&*WHETHER*OR*/-..-*NOT*/-?..(WHETHER*TO*JUMP*N’/-..

*OR*-
-*NOT*!)?-..-*FROM*-..(36*YEAR*OLD*RE*LAT*ION*SHIP!)?-
-THAT*WE*WERE(?)-..(-NEVER*JOINED*/-..-*AT*THE-*HIP(!))?
-N’/-(FI*DEL*I*TY/-..(-LIKE*EV*RE*Y*BODY/-..(-LIVIN’*N’*SIN?
)???-..-*TO*SEE*IN’/-..(-TWO*GIRLS/-..*HOLD*IN’*HANDS*-
(!!)?-&*DRESS*ED-N’*BLACK*/-..-*CARRY*IN’/-..-&*ON*&*WF’/-

(-TWO*BLUE*-*BOX*ES/-?)..-WF’*/-..(-*TEE*SHIRTS*-&-*BLUE*/-
..-*LETTERS*-*WRITTEN/*-..*-ON*THEM(!)?..-*IN*DRA*MAT*IC*/-
..-*LARGE*LETTERS*/-..*WE*SUCK*!(?)))-..(-&*ALL*DI*PLO*MA’S*!?)-
(*ANY*ONE*!)?-..(is*EDU*CAT*ED/-‘R*/-..-WF*-TEMP*ORARY*A’S?)
-Like*It/-..-or*Not*(!)?-(NEW*SCHOOL/-..-*TO*OLD*SCHOOL!)?


Philip Lawrence Sherrod Na
Artist: Poet/-Painter/-Composer/-
&-..Master*Teacher-..2015
(C)copy*right



poem two-


-&*U*-*Thought(!)?


(I*COULD’NT/-..(-SIT*HERE*/-..-*THERE*!?))?
-N’*MYE*CHECK*ERED/-..-(BLACK*&*WHTE?)
-*SHIRT*(?)-..WHILE*NYC*/-..-*AM*-BU*-LEN*-CE’S(!)?
-*WAILED*/-..&*HURT*-(MYE*COM*PO*SER’S*EAR’S?)

-*WHILE*YOUNG*CHIC’/-(*WAILED*/--*OUT*UV’*TUNE*!(?))
LIKE*SOME*ANTI*SOCIAL*IST*/-(*PRE*TENSE/-..-(!?)-*GOOP*-
*PROP*A*GANDA/-(!?)-*AGAIN*YOUNG/-..&*(-*LONG*HAIR*
-*ED!)?-&*(-BLUE*PURSED’D!)?-&*BEGGIN’*/-..(For*Clean*ing!)?

(&*N’/-*NEED*UV’/-..*GREEN*/-..-*MON*E*TARY*FACT’S*-
&!)?-..-*CASH*(!)?-TO*MATCH*/-..(*HER*CURLY*HAIR*!)?-&*TEE
*-..-*SHIRT*OFF*/-..(-*HER*NUDE*SHOULDER!)?
-X*X*XPOSED/-..-FOR*ORPHEUS’S*/-..-*DEFILE*MENT*(!)?

-LIKE*A*/-..(SHOUT*DOWN*ED*/-;;-PHIL*OS*O*PHER!)?
-THAT*WE*ALL*KNOW/-..(-SHOULD*/-DO*-*BETTER!)?
-AS*SOCIAL*IST’S/-..(-MOUTHED*DOWN?-..*COM*PLI*-(?)-*
MENTS*(!)?-..-*ER’-..-(SOLD*I*ER’D*TALK/-..-UV’-(BREAK*IN’-

*RANK(!)?-..*BUT*LIKE*/-A*-..(-HO*WI*TZER’S*KISS*/-AT’/-..
(*/-..-*MID*NIGHT*/-..(-SING*ING*/-..-RED*DES*TRUC*TION!))?
-*KISS*ING*/-..(-N*-*NATURE’S/-..(*NATURAL*WAR*ZONE!!)))?
-UV’*/-*BEING*TRI*UMP*ANT(!)?-..-&*AT*-..(-HER*TABLE?)-?..

-*NINE*(ALL*GRAD*U*ATES/-..*UV’/-CON*TEmP*ORY*SONG!)?
 -(!)?-..(4*LEAVING*POLAND*/-..(SPRING*WATER!)?-..&*(2*-..
-*LEMON*ADES/-..?)-..-&*(TWO*-..(DARK*PORTER’S*BEER*-
BOTTLES?)-..(-GONE*SOUTH*EMPTY/-..-AS*JACK*DAN*- 

..-*IEL’S/-..(!?)-..-*LIKE*BROOK*LYN’S-..-JUVIE’S*-(IVY*LEAGUE!)?
-(COVERED*‘N-*MUSIC*SCHOOL?)-..-(ABOUT*TO*FALL*DOWN -?)-..
-*BE*CAUSE*/-..(a*-*CON*CRETE*HEAD*(?)-..(LIKES*a*PRO-
KOF*IEV*/-(?)-..-OVER*LESSOR*/-..-*MODERN*VAL*UE’S(!)?-..(-

MO--R*-* IM* POR* TAN T !?)?-..(THAN*ALIENS/-..-*CROSSING*-
..*RIO*GRANDE*/-..(-MEX*I*CAN’S/-..*TO*PLUNDER*/-..-*WIN*-
TER*PORT’S*/-..-*Free*port’s*SONG/-..-ER*”MARK*TWAIN’S*/- ..-
*WAS*-DE*STORY*ED/-..’n
(PUBLIC*LIBRARIE”S)?-&*..-(-UP*DATED*METAL*ED*/-*MAD*NESS*(!))?

-UV’/-..-*TEXAS’*ASS’ES*/-..(-WE*ALL/-..*GOTTA*/-..-*GROW*UP*/-(..(SOME-
*TIME!?))--lk*-*SOME*%#@*&%XX*&**-*&*SUM*TIME ‘S?)-….(-YES**JIM*-*!)?


Philip Lawrence Sherrod Na
Artist: Poet/-Painter/-Composer/-
&-..Master*Teacher-..2015
(C)copy*right



poem three-


-SITTIN’*HERE*THINK*IN’(!)?


-ABOUT*HOW*X*CITED/-..(I*-*SHOULD*BE(!))?
-AT*MYE*SUMMER’S*CAMP(!)?-..-*SEND*OFF*(!)?
-WITH*OUT/-..(-THAT*CRAZY*GRAND*SON/-?)-
-(NEVER*SHOW*IN’*UP!)?-..-&*ASKING*ME*IF*I*-

-KNEW*WHAT*CA*COPH*O*NY*-*MEANT*&*COULD*-(?)-
(I*SPELL*IT?)--..-SOME*SIMPLE*MINDED*/-(-WIZE*ASS*D/-*GERMAN!)?-
*ENDING*UP*/..-(DIS*A*P*PEAR*IN’/-&*/-..-*WALK*ING*PITT’S*/-..
*DOG*/-..-(-BACK*WARDS/-..-AS*MORN*ING*/-..*RON*DE*VEU(!))?

(PICKIN’*UP/-..-(THE*NE*CE*SSARY*/-..(*PROOF*UV/-..-*LOO*KY*HERE(!)))?
(BOTH*HANDS*DOGGY*BAG/-.._&*LOOK*MAMA/-.._&*ESSENTIAL*PROOF(!)?
-THAT*I*STILL*/-..(GOT*IT!)?-..(R’*MANY*GOOD*REASONS/-..I*AM*NOT*WF’/-..-
-DOG*N’/-..(THIS*CITY!)?-..&*(REASONS/-..I*DON’T*LIKE*WOMEN/--..*THAT*DO?)

-&*(WHY*ROBERT*PITT’S/-..-HAS*TAKEN*(!?)-..-TO*WATER*FRACK*IN’-..*(IN?))-
-(ON*HIS*FARM/-..-N’*PENN*SL*VANIA!)?-..(-&*HOW*MUCH*MONEY/-..*DUZ*-
-(ANY*ONE*NEED!)?-..-TYP*I*CALL*LY/-..(-LIKE*AN*ARMY*TEXAS***BRAT!)?
-(NOT*A*GOOD*SOLD*IER/-..-LIKE*HIS*FATHER/-..(-TRAVELING*TO*NO*WHERE!)?

-LIKE*I*SUR*PRISED*MYE*SELF/-..*GOING*TO*PAINT*/-MYE*1996*-MINI*DODGE(!?)
-(WHITE*PRIMER/-..&*COPY*ING*SOME*WHAT/-..-*TRADER*JOE’S*ORGANIC*TEA(!?)
-(GREEN*TEA/-..WF’/-..-(LEMON*ADE!))?-..(SOFT*GREEN/-..WF’/-..(OFF*MIXED*YELLOW’
S))))?-WISH’D*SOME*BODY*COULD*(STOP*ME?)_..-(FROM*BEING*SO*DOG*GONE*/-..-

&*BARK’IN*LY/-..-*PIT*BULL*/-..-*AG*GRESS*I*VE*LY/-..(-MARKED*DOG*WINNER(!)))?


Philip Lawrence Sherrod Na
Artist: Poet/-Painter/-Composer/-
&-..Master*Teacher-..2015
(C)copy*right



-poem four-


-WASN’T*SUPPOSED*/-..(TO*HAPPEN/-..-*DOWN*ON*-(*LONG*-
*POND*-..-*ROAD!)?


THAT*-*THAT/-..-(-BABY*RED*FOX/-..-*SHOULD*TAKE*a-..-*LIKIN’*(!))?
To*CROSSIN’*/-..-*HERE*/-..-*DOWN*ON-*LONG*POND/-..*ROAD*/-..
(SHARP*CURVE!)?-..&*THAT*/*I*/-..-(SHOULD*DECIDE/-..-TO*PAINT*/-(?)
..*TWO*OR*THREE!)?-..*CAN*VASES/-(THAT*DAY?)-..-&*-(MUCH*TO*-..(!?)
*MYE*SHOCK*/-*SEE’N’*HIM!?)-..-*ALL*CRUMPLED*UP/-..(AS*-HIT*&*RUN/-

..(-DEAD*BEAT*MEAT/-..-*ROAD*KILL!)?-..-*ME*SCREECH*IN’/-..-(TO*STOP!)?
-JUMPIN’*OUTTA*MYE/-..-(OLD*JALOPY*96*DODGE!)_..-(-&*ALL*MOST*-..?
*MY*-*SELF*/-..-*GETTING*HIT*(!)?-..(-RAN*OVER*&*PICKED/-..-*HIM*UP!)?
-HIM*SO*YOUNG/-..&*AS*FATE*WOULD*HAVE*IT(!)?-..(GONE*FOR*EVER!)?

-Me*WITH*MYE*-..-(WILD*LIFE*CON*SER*VATION/-..*DEGREE*..-USE*LESS!(?)
-ME*-(AT*A*LOSS*/-..-*FOR*WORDS!)?-..(-HIM*SO*PLUMP*/-..-&*CUDDLY*!))?
-*young*/-..&*(*NOt*Able*/-*To*Making.-,,-*THE*LAIDies(!))?-..(*STAR*STRUCK!)?
ME*COM*PLETE*LY*SHAT*TERED/-..(N’*RE*MORSE!?)-..(HERE*TO*DAY*/*GONE*-
..*TO*MORROW*!?)_-BUT*THEN*I*HOPE*FULLY*TOLD/-..*MYE*SELF*/-..-(THERE*-

WILL*BE*OTHERS!)?-..IT’S*ALL*LIFE*/-..(&*SEEMS*LIKE*A*DREAM/-..-*WHO*LIVES/-?
*WHO*DIES!)?-..-N’*CHINA*)-..(LIKE*/-..-the(GREAT*WALL*offer’s*No*ProTECT*ION!))?-
-FOR*MYE*-(LITTLE*RED*BOBIE!)?-..(HIS*HEAD*SMASHED/-..-(BYE*CREATIVE*MEANS!)))?
BUT*THEN*AGAIN/-..-THERE*WAS*(NO*OTHER*WAY?)-..-(TO*RAID*THA’*CHICKEN*-

-*HOUSE*/-..(-NOW*/-*CHARLIE(!))?-..(CAN*CELL*ED/-..(MYE*PAINTING*DEBUE!?)-*THAT*-
*DAY*(!)))?..-*(TOOK*HIM*/-*HOME*WF’*ME/-..&*(“DID*28”X36”/-..*MASTER*PIECE*(!)?
UV’/-..(*PAIN*&*AND*RET*TRI*BUTION/-..UV’/-..(NEVER*CROSS*A/-..(COUNTRY*ROAD?)?
-WITH*OUT/-..*LOOKING*/-..(EAST/-WEST/-NORTH/-SOUTH?)))-..(SLY*FOX/-..OR*NOT!?)?-..
-ON*CANVAS/-..(HE*LOOKED*FURIOUS*LY/-..-SPINNING*HIS*HEELS/-..-(BABY*TEETH*-..
-SHOWIN’*/-..&*BABY*/-..(LOOK*MAMA*NO*WHEELS?)-..&**DEVIL*ISH*RED*GRIN*!))?


Philip Lawrence Sherrod Na
Artist: Poet/-Painter/-Composer/-
&-..Master*Teacher-..2015
(C)copy*right



-poem five-


-like*She*-..was*nt’T/-..(-*HOME*/-..-*AFTER*SAYIN’*/-..
-*SHE*MISS*ES*ME*(!))”?


-to*Mye*40yr.Old*Son(!)?-..-&*SAYS*TELL*HIM*/-..-I*SAID*-..*SO*(!?)-
-ME*THINKING*-*BLONDE*HAIR*ED*GUY/-..-*FROM*MICH*I*GAN(!)?
-CON*TRACT*OR/-..-*(BROKE*UP/-..WITH*THIS*/-..-*SILLY*GOOSE(!!!))?
-HER*An*A*QUAR*I*AN/-..-*SETTING*HER*ROUTINE*-*BE*FORE-I*DEAL*IS*-
 -TIC/-..*RE*AL*I*TY(!)?-..her*al*ways*BUSY*/-..-*MOW*ING*HER*GRASS*
-&*WE-*ED’S(?)..-(JOGGING*WF’*THE*CLOCK*/-..-(TICKING*A*WAY*HER*LIFE!))?

&*(HANG*IT*ALL/-..-HANG*ING*OUT/-..-HER*PINK*DAINTIES/-..ON*WASH-
..ING*LINE(!))?-..-*FOR*ALL*TO*SEE/-..(-HER*COLORS/-..-*RATHER*PINKY*KINKY/-
..-(NOT*-..*TO*SAY!)?-..-*SAY*ING*DO’in**YU/-..-*KNOW*GEORGE*/-..-*mye*-(CHOCOLATE*BROWN*LAB*RA*-*DOR!)?-..-*DOG*-(-HIM*WAGGING*..*HIS*TAIL/-
..-*&*SLOB*ER*ING/-..(wf’*WET*TONGUE!)?-..On*Mye*Fa*ti*ques/-..-*ME*WF’(!?)

.-*DIA*BET*ES/-*DRI-*PPING*WF’SLOB*BER’S*SA*LIVA(!)?-..-(&*I*NEVER*LIKED*-
*DOG’S*/-..-*BE*YOND*-MYE*-*SMOK*EY*/-..-(HALF*GERMAN*SHEPHARD/-..-&*COY*OTE!)?-..&*IT*KILLED*ME/-(!?)-..-AS*CHILD(!)?-..-*WHEN-*FAR*MER*BROWN?)-
-..-*SHOT*HIM/-..WITH*22*RIFLE/-..-&*SAID*HE*WAS*-*STEAL*ING*..--*HIS*CHICK*-?
-*ENS*!)?-&/-..*lay*Dead/-..N’*..-(-MYE**FATHER’S*Back*Yard?)???_AFTER*FAMILY’’S*PAUL’S*VALLEY’S/-..-*VISIT*ING)?-&*-..*MOTHER’S*MOTHER(!?)-

-*GRAN*MOTHER’S*TRIP*-&*I*PROM*ISED/-..-*TO*NEVER*LOVE*/-..(???????)
..-*A*COWARD*COM*PAN*I*ON/-..-*YELLOW*DOG*/-..-KILLER’S*AGAIN*(!)?
-*EVEN*IF*HE*/-..-(FARMER*BROWN?)-..-*LIKES*ME(!)?


Philip Lawrence Sherrod Na
Artist: Poet/-Painter/-Composer/-
&-..Master*Teacher-..2015
(C)copy*right



-poem six-


-THE*DADDY*LONG*LEGS/-..-*HAD*LONGER*LEGS*/-..
-..*THAN*I*REMEMBER(!)?


-THEN*MADE*HIM*SELF/-..-*DIS*APPEAR*/-..-*AT*WINDOW’S*/-..-*EDGE(!)?
-AFTER*SOME*DISTANT*FLY/-..-OR*(BEE’S*END!)?-..-*&*RE*MIND*ING*ME*(!?)
-THAT*REAL*LIFE/-..-(DOES*NOT/-..-*COME*FREE!)?-..-a*VOR*AC*I*OUS*SPIDER(!)?
-PULLING*HIS*MIS*TRESS*/-..-IN*TO*TWO*HALVES/-..(NOW*YU*SEE*ME/-..*NOW*-
-YOU*DON’T/-..-*SUM*THING*/-..(*LIKE*SAW*ING/-..-a*WO*MAN*/-..-IN*HALF!(?))

&*I*/-..-ALL*WAYS/-..(THINK*UV’/-..-2*WOE*MAN’S/-..-*MULTI*VERB*I*/-..*LI*ZA*TION’S(!)?
-BEING*EVE’S/-..*DE*CEP*TION’S/-..-*AS*AKIN*TO*SKIN*FREE*SNAKE?)-..(THAT*GOT*US/-..*KICKED*-
-OUTTA*EDEN!(?)-..-BUT*AT*LEAST/-..-THE*CAR*PENTER*ANTS*/-..-*SEEM*ED*TO*HAVE*/-(?)
-VA*CAT*ED*THE*PREM*IS*ES/-..-&*I*GOT*SO*EX*HAUST*ED/-..-*STOM*PING*ON*PA.’S/-?

-*MULTI*PLIS*TIC*ARMY’S(!)?-..-NO*THING*TO*WRITE*HOME*/-..-about*TO*-
MYE*MOM**(!)?_*RE-MEMBER*ING/-..-*OPEN*ING/-..(LOAF*UV’/-..*BREAD*/-&*TRADER*JOE’S/-..&*(RAIS*IN/-..*BRAN*/-..&*-*3,000--..-ANTS*RAN*OUT(!))?-(RUN*NING*EVERY*WHERE*/-..(-*LIKE*ME*STOMPING/-..ON*THEIR*HEADS/-..
-like*a*/-..-*MEX*I*CAN*HAT*--..*DANCE*(!))?_

..-*(LIKE*SHER’MAN’S*MARCH/-..(n’*ALA*BAMA!)?-
..-*&*a*-..*TOTAL*BURNING*&*DEM*O*LI*TION!)?)?))?-.._*BUT*-A*-
*GAIN*/-..-AP*PRE*CIA*TING/-..-*A*RAN*C*NID’S/-..*POS*I*TION*/-..N’*the*-(FOOD*CHAIN!)?-..-*EVEN*-FOR*AN*OLD*MAN’S/-..

(DI*A*BETIC*CON*DI*TION/-?..&*MAY*BE*ALT*ZHEI*MER’S/-..-*PARK*IN*SONS?)?
if*IT*TAKES*EIGHT*LEG’S/-..-*TO*CATCH/-..a*BIRD*FULL*UV’/-*a..-(!?)--CON*VENT*IONAL*SOUND/-..&*a*WARM**WORM*SONG*/-..-LIKE*a*-*ROBIN*RED*BREAST(!)?-..-*RUN*NING*AT-/-..-ALT*TER*NA*TING/-..*INTER*VALS/-..(-*EAR*TU*GROUND!)?

-HEAR*ING*DOUBLE*TROUBLE’S/-..*LIKE*/-..-*TRYING*TO*PLAY/-..-ON*WINTER*ROTH’S/-..1937-*PIANO*/-..-WITH*OUT*a*-UNI*VER*SAL G*/-..-OR*on*..-a*(ORIGINAL*CLASSICAL*/-..
-*THIRD*C*/-.!?)..-&*N’*TUNE*/-..-&*in*HAR*MON*Y(!)?..-WF’/-..a*(CLUB*BED*THUMB!)???
-..*OR*-..&*may*be*..*ME*-BEING*COMPOSER/-..-*THAT’S*..-MAY*BE*/-..(TONE*DEAF(!))?


Philip Lawrence Sherrod Na
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-poem seven-


-finding*It*Strange/-..(Being*Born/-..-*N’-..(TORNADO’S*ALLEY!?))


-&*Seeing*Seven*Tornado’s/-..-*Along*Horizion/-..*N’-(?)
-//Putnam*City,*Okla.*/-..While*Play*ing*HARD*BALL*(!?)
..as*Child*7-to*/-*9*(!?)-..-&*THINK*ING*/-UV’-..*IT(!?)?
-BECAUSE-a-(BIG*DADDIE’S*CUL*VERT!)-..*WAS*LARGE*ENOUGH*

-(?)-..-TO*FIELD*TWO*TEAMS/-..if*Need*Be-(!)?-..-BUT*Later*N’-PA.?
-TO*BE*HELD*CAP*TIVE/-..(BYE*RABID*METER*OL*O*GIST’S)?
-Raving*&*RANT*ING/-..-*REPEATING*TWISTER’S/-..-IN*FO.-ON’/-..*
(channel*E*lev*en/-..-*Pen*N*-SLY*VANIA’s/-..-*DRAMA*QUEEN/-..(!?)?
*HO-DELL’S*/-..-*DE*-LIR*I*UM(!)??-..-*NO*MATTER/-..-(TO*MAKE*IT*?)-

..(!?)-HIS*FIXATION!)?-..-(REPEATING*23*TIMES/-..-OVER*&*OVER!))))?
..(HIS*WIS*DOM/-..(!?(_..-OR*HIS*FEAR*/-..that-..(THE*MACHINE’S/-..-
HAD*MISSED*SOME*THING/-.(?).-(FOR*ENTER*TAIN*MENT/-..-3.5HRS.?
..-LEFT*ME*DIZZY*/-..-AT*79*YEARS!)))?-..*UV’/-(*DOD*GING*NATURE’S-

-*BULLETS*/-..-*BUT*NOT*WITH*OUT*/-..‘sum**SCAR’S*LEFT/-..*UN*HEAD-
..-ED?-..&*Once*Upon*A*Time/-..A*_(Guy*/-..NAMED*/-..*GUN*DARS*ZEN*-
..TEL’LIS/-..-FRIEND*UV’/-..*MINE*/-..-*CAP*RI*CORN*/-..-THAT*ALL*WAYS-
-(WANTED*PHYS*I*CALLY/-..(TO*WRES*TLE*ME/-..-GOT*A*PHySICAL*NOTION!))?-
..-??

THAT*HE*KNEW*MORE/-..-*THAN*I*DID/-..-about*(CLOUDS*THAN*I*DID!?)
&*/-..-*WROTE*SUM*(GIBB*LEY*GOCK*/-ABOUT*AN*ARTIST/-..*_N/-..*NYC?)
-USING*MYE*SELF/-..&*OKLA*HOMA’S/-..&*(TORNADO’S*ALLEY?)_..AS*-..(-*a)?
-PRE*FACED*INTRODUCTION/-..-FOR*SOME*MYE*/-..(WHIRLE*GURLY*PAINTINGS?)?

-..OF*WHICH*/-..-HE*COULD*NOT/-..-(GET*OVER*-*EVER*PUB*LISH*ED?)_&*THEN*-
-..-BEG*GED*ME/-..TO*GIVE*HIM/-..A*COUPLE*UV’/-..(-Street*PAINTINGS*WHICH*I-
..-*DID*/-..&*IN*TIME/-?)..(-TURNED*SOUR*/-..-ON*THEM/-..-&*LADY*kATHERINE?)
BE*CAUSE*I*WOULD*NOT*PAY/-..-*OR*COULD*NOT*SAY/-..-HE*WAS*BEST*POET-?
-..-*IN*MUD*LAND(!)?-..(?)-..(BE*FORE/-..*HER*BREAST’S/-..*BLOTTED*OUT/-..(THE*SUN!)?-
..-&*CAME*TO*NEW*YORK/-..-&**SLEPT*ON*MYE*LOFT*-/-..-*BUILD*ING*FLOOR(!)?
-..-LEFT*ANGRY*&*RE*SENT*FULLY/-..(-to*NEVER*TO*COM*MUN*I*CATE*/-..-*FROM*/-..-*KALA*MA*ZOO(?) -..*AGAIN*/-..-VIA*CUM*PU*TER/-..-*CARRY’ER*PIGION/-..-*HORSE*or-BUGGY-(?)-

-..*AGAIN*/-..-VIA*CUM*PU*TER/-..-*CARRY’ER*PIGION/-..-*HORSE*/-&*BUGGY*/-..*ER’..-
(!?)-(CROW’S*QUILL!?)-..(One*Down/-..-*Three*To*Go!)?-..-Then*THe*/-..*PhONE*RINGS(!)?-..
&*IT*WAS?_>>HO*JAY*7*/-..*LIEB*HAB*ER(!)?-..(as**IN*Sane*-*SWEET*HEART/-(!?)-..-N’--
*An*-..*IN*STI*TUIT*ION*AL/-..-&-
-*IN*SANE*/-..-*LOVER’S/-..*PRIVATE*/-..-*&*PUBLIC*/-..-*COR*RES*/-..*PON*DENT(!))?


Philip Lawrence Sherrod Na
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poem eight-


-Yes*She*SAID(!)?-..-(I*WOULD*LOVE*TOO!)?-..(-Do*It*/-..-*WITH*YOU*(!))?


-*ME*TOO*/-..I*SAID(!)?-..-(TAKE*A*HIKE/-..--*GO*FLY*A*KITE/-..-*WITH*YOU!)?-..-(&*THAT*SETTLED*/-..-*ALL*THIS*MATTER!)”-..-TO*TELL*ABOUT*ALL*THIS*MATTER*!)?
-AS*THE*SUN*/-..-*WENT*DOWN/-..-*ON*TIME/-..-&*THEY*SAID*(!)?-..(-GO*GET*A*ROOM!)?
-WHO*NEED’S*IT/-..-*SHE**SAID(!)?-..&*I*WAS*BE*GIN*NING/-..-*TO*SEE*/-..(!)?
-THE*LIGHT*/-..(-AT*TOP*UV’/-..*ROOM(!)?-..&*THE*SUN*/-..*COM*ING*UP*AGAIN!)?-..-(-BLIND*ING*MYE*IN*TERIOR*-*SEX*U*AL*/-..-*MO*TIVE’S*(!)?-

..-UV’*HER*/-ABLE*TO*BAKE*MAKE*/-..-(THE*BEST*-..(TOLL*HOUSE*COOKIES/-..-&*IN*-
*LAWTON*OKLA*HOM*A(!))?-..-BUT*THEN*AGAIN*/-..(-GOING*BACK/-..-TO*FOR*GOT-
TEN/-..-*PSY*CHO*LOG*I*CAL/-..-*ISSUES*/-*MEMO*RY’S*/-..-UV’/-..-*ME*/-..-*BEING*14-15YRS.*OLD*/-..-&*(FINDING*-OUT*?-(MYE*FATHER*/-..-*HAD*CALLED/-?-
..-*HERBERT L.* RODGER’S/-..-TAXI*DERM*IST*STUDIO?)

&*(SAID*THAT*HE*may*be*NEED*ED/-..a*-(Young*SUR*PRISE*appren*TICE(!)?_
-..&*(HIS*SON/-..-*NEED*ED/-..a*JOB*ALSO(!)))?
-AS*J.D.*WHITE/-..-&*(FRANK*A.*DUVAL*/-..-*WERE*CON*STANT*LY/-..-*AR*GU*ING*/-..-*OVER*/-..*WHO*DID*THE*-..*DEER*-..&*ELE*PHANT*HEADS/-..-VER*SUS*/-*DUVAL’S/-..-(WONDER*FUL*-..&*I*MEAN/-..-(WONDER*FULL*LIFE*LIKE/-..-*BIRD’S*/-..N’/-..*- FLIGHT*?))-..(&*Fish*/-..-(That*NEVER*LIED*/-.?).-&*HAD*JUST*BEEN*HOOKED*/-..-*&*FLOPPED*(!?))?

-..(-THE*WAY*/-..-*THEY*DO*/-..-*IN*LIFE(!))?
-..(-BE*FORE*/-..-*I*GOT*/-..(-THE*JOB!)?


Philip Lawrence Sherrod Na
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poem nine-


-&*Be*Cause/--*I*/-..(SAID*SO!)?..-(*YOU*HEARD*ME*/-..(Legal’S*Right’S*))?


-LIKE*THAT*-..(JUDGE*JUDY!)-..-*HAR*RASS*IN’-..(THE*-*DUMB*ILL*/-*LITER*ATE*AGAIN!)!?
-*SLAVES*/-..UV’*MON*E*TARY*GAIN*LOSIN*-*LAW(!)?-..-&*(VIS*I*OUS*HATE*-’ER*-ED!)?
(OF*FIC*AL*ABUSE*MENT/-..-*AD*NAUSE*UM!)??-..*-IL*LEGAL/-..(USE*UV’*LEGAL*OFFICE!)?


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poem ten-


-PRO*BI*OCT*IC/-..-&*XXX*CELL*ANT/-*SOURCE*/-..-uv’*CAL*CI*UM(!)?


-FROM*..-(the*GREEK*GODS!)?-..-AS*..an*-(GREEK*YOG*URT*/-..-Fe’-(FAN*-*aN-*TIC!)?
-WF*(HON*EY*VAN*ILLA!)?-..-JUST*THE*THING/-..-FOR*a-..-(DIA*BE*TES*!!-*ADD*ict!)??
-(SUR*VIV*OR?)/-..-*Tryin’/-..-TO*GET*BYE(!?)-..-WHILE*This*-*BLACK*/-*EM*PER*OR(??)
-(BUTTER*FLY/-..*FLUTTERS*BYE*)?-..-SET*ON*..-(LOSE*IN’/-..-Er’*SHIRT/-..-IN*2*WKS(!))?

a*SHAME*/-..(SUCH*a*LOVE*LY*CREATURE/-..-DOEs*n’t*/-..-LIVE*LONG*-’er-*HER*SELF!)(?)
-AN*/-..*ABUSIER*/-..(WF’*LONG*TONGUE/-..-Fer’*SUCKING*/-..OUT*Tha’-*NEC*TAR)-..(!?)
-an*-(IN*FORMAL*JUNk*IE/-..going*FROM*/-..(BLOOM*TO*BLOOM!?)-..-&*(LIK’-*ME/-..!!??)?
A*/-..(SELF*CON*FESSED/-..-(PEA*NUT*BUTTER*EATIN’/-(?))-..=*CHO*C*O*LATE*ADDICT!)?-..
(-*LOVIN’/-..THE*BROWN*STUFF!)?-..(BORN*TO*TRY*ANY*THING*TWICE!!)?-AS*I*LOOKED!?

-A*KINDA*-..-UV’-..(FEMALE*PILL*POP*PER/-..-UV’*-*SORTS*)!?-.&*HER(??)-..
(-LONG*’ER*LEG*GS/-..-(?)-..-*CUD*N’/-..-*HELP*’ER(!?)).
-*DIP*PIN’/-..&*DART*IN’/-..(THIS*WAY*(!?)-..-&*THAT(*!))?-..-*SUCH*AN*XXX*QUIS*IT*/-..
/..-*-XXX*IBIT?-

uv’-*-(FLEET*ING*LIFE!)?-..also*/-..(Like*me/-..for*INTEST*I*NAL*/-..*RECT*TI*TUDES*SWEET*-
*LIKE*IN/-..(PAST*CIVIL*LI*NATIONS!)?-..-*MIS*SPELL*ED/-..-BYE*ME*/-..FOR*&*YUR*DI*GEST*-

-*ION(!))?


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-poem  eleven-


-SITTIN’/-..N*-FRONT*UV’/-..(!?)-..-*EIGHT*(NATIONAL*GEO*GRAPHIC/-..-*VIDEOS(!))?


-DE*NOUN*CING*RE*AL*I*TY(?)..--THAT*THIS*/-..IS*THE*WAY*IT*IS(!)?-..-FOR*SURE(!)?
-(TELLING*MYE*SON/-..-*THEY*R’/-..-*FOR*HIM(!)?-..-(TO*MAY*BE/-..(LOOK*AT!!!!!!!!)?)?
-(HIM*NOD*DING/-..*MAY*BE(!)?-..(CHECK*IT*OUT!)?-..-&*(ON*TO*THE*IN*CES*SANT-
-*SPIDERS*(!?)_..&*CARP*EN*TER*ANTS!?)_..-(THAT*SEEM/-..TO*THINK?)-..THEY*HAVE(!?)-

-THE*RIGHT/-..-TO*OWN*/-..(THE*LOG*CABIN!)?-..-IN*PENNSYL*VAINA(!)?-..-EVEN*IF/-?
-NO*ONE*GAVE*THEM/-..-(SPECIAL*SQUAT*TER’S*RIGHTS!)?-..-(GALL’S*MYE*BALLS!!!)?
-FOR*6*YEARS/-..-(*PUTTING*ON*A*SHOW!)?..-(*NINE*THIS*MORNING/-..-*N*IN*TESS-
-EN*AL*AG*O*NY(!)?-..-(CRUMPLED/-..-IN*VARIOUS*/-..-DIS*TORT*TED*BLACK*/-..TWIST*ED-..?
-*FORMS*/-..ON*(BREAK*FAST/-..-BLONDE*TABLE!)?-..-NOT*TO*SAY/-..-THIS*IN*FER*NAL/-?

-JUMPING*SPIDER’S*/-..(POOR*ATTEMPTS/-..-TO*SET/-..A*TRI*ATHE*LETE’S/-..(SEX*CHANGE?))
-..LIKE*N’/-..-2003-..(ME*ATTEMPTING*TO*COM*PLI*MENT?)_..A*WOMAN*NAMED*ANNE!?)
-..END*ED*UP*CRYING/-..-&*(TELL*ING*ME/-..-SHE*WAS*a-..(-HER*MAPH*RO*DITE/-..&*LAY-
-ING*HER*HEAD/-..ON*MYE*SHOULDER/-..ON**(PARKING*LOT*BENCH/-..-SAID*SHE/-..WAS*CUD-(!?)-

-DLE*IN’/-(!?)-..-*BECAUSE*SHE*WAS*COLD*(!?))-..-N’*NOVEMBER*/-..&*(FELT*SAFE*WF’/-***
-ME!)?  -SHOWED*UP*(TWO*YEARS*LATER/-..-(BROWN*HAIR*LONG/-..(DOWN*TO*KNEES!)?-N’*NYC(!?)-*SAYING*SHE*WOULD*LAY*FOR*- -*ME/-..-OR*SIT/-..(FOR*ME*/-..-*TO*PAINT*- *HER*-/-..(WF’*LEG*GS*OPEN/-..TO*TEACH*THE*WORLD/-..(A*LESSON!)?/-..-ABOUT*POSSIBLE*VARIANT*WAYS(!?)-..-(&*NEXT*SAT*UR*DAY.!)?_..-(SHE*NEVER/-..(!!!?????)-

(NEVER*SHOW*ED*UP*AGAIN*/-..IN*MYE*LIFE/-..*ME*WASTING*OIL*PAINT*TO*HARD*NESS(!)?-..*AS*ALL*FORMS*/-..(COME*IN*NATURE*/-..-*&*GO(!)?-..-*LIKE*IT*/-..-*OR*NOT*!)?-..(-JUST*LIKE*-n’*-..-*SPIDER’S*&*ANT*- -’S!) ?-..(six*Leggs/-..to*eight*Leggs/-..FAMILY*FORMICIDE/-
ORDER*HYMENOPTER/-..-ORDER*ARANAE*CLASS*ARACHNIDA/-..-*ANTS*N’/-*yu*PANTS(!)?

-&*--*SPIDERS*N’/-..-*YUR*-(THUNDER*THIGH’S/-..-*GARTERS*(!)?

(writtenwhile*you-*slept!(?))

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poem twelve- 


-*EATIN’*-(TRADER*JOE’S/-..-*PEA*NUT*BUTTER*/-*PRET*ZELS*)(!?)-


-N’/-..-*AN*-/-..-*ALL*WOOD*ED*EN*VIR*O*MENT(!)?-..-(STUFFED*WF’/-..-*BIRCH**LEAVES!)?
(ABOUT*TO*GO*MAD!)?-..FROM*LACK*UV’/-..a*JADED*CIVILIZATION*/-..LIKE*GAU*GAiN(!)?
WF*ONLY*CAREN/-..(TO*TALK*TOO!)?-..-NOD*DING/-?..(AT*SPIDER’S/-..&*ANTS’(!)?-A*GOOD *..-*JOB*DONE!)?-..(I*SHULD*HAVE*KNOWn*BETTER!)?-..(THAT*THE*/-..-*RED*FOX/-..WOULD* 

not-*MAKE*IT/-..(BE-YOND*ROAD*KILL)-..&*THAT*LONG*POND*/-..*CURVE^/-..OR*THUR*THE-
(*FOG*)?-..-2*weeks*Later/-..(FIND*ING*/-..(BABY*STRIPED*SKUNK!)-ALSO*CRUSHED/-16*FT.?
(from*Fox?)-WHEN*I*ONLY*WANTED/-..-(TO*SAVE*HIM/-..-*FROM*A*-(BLACK*&WHITE/-..OR’/-..bad*RED*LIFE?)-.-.._(-yu*GOT*IT*ANY*- WAY*- !???)..-*LIKE*I*GOT*MINE!)?-..-*BUT* MYE/-(!?)-..-*(THESE*PRET*ZEL’S/-..from-*TRADER*JOES?-
*TASTE*OLD(!)?-..(Beyond*Best*XXXXXXX*Date!)?-

SKUNKS*GENERA:-MEPHITIS*/-FAMILY:MUSTELIDAE/-..BUT*IN*AMERICAN*INDIAN*/-..called*-MASSACHUSETT*SQUUNCK/-..mammal*uv’/-..Weasel*Family(!)?-..=(SPRAY*ED*IN*MYE*FACE?)
-IN*(PUT*NAM*CITY/-..-*CONNELLY*FARM?)-..(-STATE**OKLA*HOMA?)-
-*BROUGHT*BACK*OKIE**WOOD**PILE*MEMORIES!)?-..(!?!?)?
-OF*MYE*SELF/-..&*(*EIGHT*MONTH’S/-..-UV’/-*STINK*A*ROO/-..-*ISIM!)?-..-*ME*BOUT*13(!)?

-*&*I’LL*BE/-..-*80*/-..(THIS*YEAR*/-..ON*OCTOBER*12th/-..2015(!)?-..(But*skunk*DRUNK/-..-(??) -ON*MEMORY’S/-..-(STINK*IN’*/-..-*PAST!)?../-..*(GRATE*FULLY*TRADED*N’/-..-TO*BROTHER*JESUS(!)?..
ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from Abnaki segankw; variants occur in many other American Indian dialects.
&*I*KNOW/-..WHAT*IT*IS/-..(-TO*BE*LITER*ALY*/-..-&*REAL*IS*TIC*ALLY*/-..-*SKUNK*ED*!(?)

-SO*DOES(!?)-..(THAT*BEAUT*I*FUL/-..-*HEALTHY*BLACK*COYOTE/-..-*ENDING*UP(!?))-
-ON*LONG*POND*ROAD/-..&*/-?-..-(AS*ROAD*KILL!)?)_>&-*THE-..- (RED***FARM*HOUSE*/-..-*ROOF*/-..-*THAT*FELL*DOWN(!)?



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poem 13-


-A*WAKEN*IN’/-..(!?)-..-TO*FIND*HER(!?)-..-(-*LEG*GS/-..*-LOCKED*/-?)-..-*AROUND*ME(*!))?


-*MUTTER*IN’/-..(-SO*SOFT*LY?)-..-*THAT*/-..-(*I*DIDN’T*CARE*-*EVER*?)-..(-LIKE*I*SHULD!?)?
&*STAG*GER*IN’/-..-(TOWARDS*-THE*STAIN*LESS*STEAL*SINK?)-..-(TO*FIND*IT/-..-*HAD(*!?)
-..(TURNED*GREEN!?)-..-(FROM*LAST*NITES*ROMANCE!)?-..-(&*HEARIN’/-*WEATHER*REPORT?)
-WAS*TO*BE*THE*SAME*.-..-AS*(-TOMORROW*/-..(-AS*YESTER*DAY!?))_..-GLORE*OUS*/-RE*-

PORT(!?)-..&*MYE*BUS*TEL*LO/-..(-BEEPER*GOING*OFF/-..-*ON*-(HOT*PLATE*/HOT*POINT!))-
-THEN*(I*RE*MEM*BER*ED?)_-(MYE*PLED*GE/-..-TO*MYE*SELF!?)-..-(TO*DAY*/-..*WULD*BE!!)?
-”SHUE*HOL*/-..*DAY*(!?)”?-..-SO*THE*HOLES/-..-*DIDN’T*TAKE*OVER/-..-(GET*OUT*-UV’*FOO*T!)?-..-*OR*HAND(!?)-..-AS*(A*CHIL*LE’S*HEEL/-..*HAD*BEEN*a*WARN*in’/-..(FOOT*LOOSE*-

-AD*VENT*URE’S!))?-..-*STALK*IN’/-..(MYE*COFFEE!)?-..-(*OUT*SIDE*!)?-..(TO*SOUTH*SUN*PO- 
*CH!)???-&*WAS*RE*MIND*ER/-..I*HAD*NOT*USED(!?)_..-(THE*JUNIPER*2FT.*LOGS/-..-*CARE -N* -HAD*-?-GIVEN*ME!!)?-..-*WHICH*HAD*A*PLEASANT*SMELL/-..-(MOST*LY*SWEET*/-..-(WH- EN*A*LIVE?)-,,-(-THEN*SHE*YELL*ED/-..YOU*LEFT*/-..YOUR*(APPLE*CRUM*CAKE*SLICES!!?))-..?

-ME*SAY*IN’/-..*OK*(!)?-..-&*RE*AL*I*ZIN’/-..(I*HAD*TAKEN*UP/-..-3*REN*AI*S*SANCE**-..? -ART*FOR*-MS?)-..-(ONLY*TO*/-..-*KILL*TIME!)?-..(-THEn*HEAR*IN’/-..-DE*FECT*IVE*/-..JENN*AIR
-E’S-..*ELECTRIC*AL*STOVE/-..(!?)-(BEEP*IN’/-..AT*REG*U*LAR*INTER*VALS?)-..-LIKE*SOME*THING-
WAS*MOR*IM*POR*TANT/-..-(THAN*MYE*SAN*ITY?)-..-n’*E/-..*THIRD*WORLD*/-..-*IN*TeR*VALS!)?
*
-with*out*REA*SON/-..or’*THE*PIANO/-..or’-HON*NER*/-..-*HAR*MON*I*CA/-..-(-*n’*G*!?)..-
-from*/-..-*GER*MAN*Y(!)?


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poem 14-


-That*Yellow*Jacket’s/-..-*Carcass*(!?)-..(-Won’t*Move*/-..-*Any*More!)?

-*
-Drying*In*The*Bright*Yellow/-..-(SUN*LIGHT!)?-..-*GETTING*IT’S*-*SHARE*UV’(!?)
-YELLOW*VIT*C(!?)-..-VERY*CLOSE/-..-TO*BEING/-..-*CUT*/-..-OFF*AT*THE*PASS!)?
-UNLESS*-(a*little*wind?)-..-SHOULD*SHOW*UP(!)?-..-BEGIN*IN’/-..(-TO*BLOW!)???
-&*(WHO*SHOULD/-..-*SHOW*UP!)?..-BUT*MYE*SON*(?)-..-SANDRO*ARENTINO?)

-AFTER*I*HAD*GIVEN*UP(!)?-..-HE*COULD*FIX*/-..(MYE*MESS*/-..ON*THE*COM-
PUTER!?)-IT*TOOK*HIM*/-..-ELEVEN*HOURS/-..(TO*UN*SCRAMBLE*MYE*POEMS?)
ME*AL*WAYS/-..TRYING*TO/-..-(PUT*IN*WHAT’S/-..GOTTA*BE?)-..-*TRUE*&**XXX*RATED(!)?
-RE*BOOTING/-&*REWORKING/-..(MYE*LESSOR*TRAUMA’S?)-..TO*SMALLER*STOR 

-AGE(!)?-..BUT*THEN*THIS*(NEW*ARRIVAL?)-..a*TUSSOCK’S*HAIRY*WORM(!?)_WF’
-NO*MUS*I*CAL*/-*AMBITION/-..OR*CARING*ABOUT/-..-*MYE*PIANO*COMP’S-? -*O*SITIONS/-..(TO*YOU!)?-..-&*THE*MOON!?)-..-*FOR*MUNCH*ING*CLOTHES(!?) -&*a*WHITE/-..(OFF*WHITE*MILK*WEED*BUTTER*FLY/-..(FLIES*BYE!(?)-..-as*IF*I*/-

-*NEED*IT(!)?-..&*Listen*ing/-..(-TO*JACKIE*ROBINSON’S-(AHEAD*UV’*HIS*TIME!?))-
-AC*KNOW*MENT?(!?)-..(50*YRS.*LATER!)?-..-(-ON*RADIO?)-ABOUT*HOW*GREAT*HE’S*X’S*/-..*WAS*(!?)-..-
-EVEN*SACHEL*PAGE/-..&*I*KNEW*THIS*THEN(!)?-..BUT*DID*N’T?_CON*FER/-O*-
VER*THE*ISSUE(!)?-..-ME*STILL*14/-..&*LIVING*/-..WF”*PARENTS/-.-IN*PUT*NAM*-

-*CITY*OK*(!)?-..-*NEAR*MUL*BERRY*TREE(!?)_..SATCH*SAYING*&*PLAYING*/-..(FOR*SAINT*LOIUS!?)-=..(-*HIM*LOOKING*OVER*-.. -*HIS*/- *SHOULDER*(!?)-..(-BUT*I*&*BLOWIN’*BITCHES*/-..-BE*YON*---(THE*BOY’S*B*ig*******ASSES*?)-..?
-&*THEIR*WAY/-..(TO*GREAT*NESS/-..-LIKE**BALL’S*/-..UV’/-BLAME!))?


-FIN*ISH*ED!(?)



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PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD’S -/-..-/-..-38th*POETRY*BOOK/-..-”BAD*MOUTH*IN’(!)”?
-14poems!

FIRST*EDITION
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