Saturday, August 7, 2010

X*-CERPTS: "BLUE*BEARD'S/-..*WILL*(!)"?-...PHILIP LAWRENCE SHERROD'S...-(C) SOME*XERCEPTS:*POEMS-*BLOGS!

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 author.
FIRST EDITIONS


LEGAL*DISCLAIMER:
Original*Poems were*Created..&*Copyrighted..Jan.07, 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, 2001
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/-..
            Using*Low*Class*Slang/-..With*Hier*Archial*Voice(!)?
No part of this poems may be reproduced by 
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means, without/-the- written consent-of the
 author.
FIRST EDITIONS


-Kelly*..(When(-I?)..*Knew*You?..-Wf*..-(Red*Lace/-*Panties)?..-N’(Black*../?-Garter*Belt?))-..You*Wer’
        
-Livin’?)..-(Or*Existin’/..On/-*LudLow*St?)..-N*..(That*Tiny*Store?)..*Front?-  Wher’(You*-Told*Me?)..-You*Begged*..(Th’*LandLord?)?-To(-Let*You..(*Suck/..?*Him-*Off?)..-For*(A*(Cheaper*Rent?))..-(“Oh*Please/-Let*(Me*Give../You?)-Blo-w*Job(?)..-I*Can’t..(*Afford/..To*Pay/-The*Rent?”)?)..-A*Femme*Fatale(!)?
/&*You-*Said(?)-”I*(Should*Have*Seen?)..The*(Look*/On-His*Face?)”..-I*Still-(Am*Embar-rassed/..For*You?)?-When*I*Remember..(Telling*(Mye*Mother?)..-Th’a*Girls-..?/(-Aren’t*Like**Her?)-*AnyMore(?? ))..-You*(A*New*Breed?)-A*DelightFull*..Mexican/-*Irish(?)..-A*(Live*Wire?)..-&She*Said(?)..-Give (YourSelf*Time!?)-Me**Thinking*-(Wha-ts*Tha-t/Got/-To*Do)-..Wf’The*Matter(?))?
 ..-&(-Meeting*You/..N*Time?)-Her*Words..(-Got*A..(-Little*Fuzzy?)
(?)-Thank*God/-?..This*Was(..-38Yrs.*Later?)-&-You(-Came*Over?)-After*Class?-Slid*/-Yo-ur*Arm/-N’To*Mine?)..-On(-57thSt.?)..-N’Nother*City(?)..-&*Said/-?”You(-Wanted/To*Suck..(Me-*Off?)-N’..(Central*Park?)..-Right*Now(?”)-&*..You***Should/-Have(-Seen*Th’*Look/?-On(-Mye*Face?)..YaHoo!!(??)-..An*Explicit-ive!?/-That*Only*Comes(!?)..(-Once*N’*A*LifeTime?)-N’..(Via*-?*Senoir*..*Gates/-?
-AppleWorks*Cumputor(?))-Er’..(Th’(Big*Mac??)..-But*Kelly!(?)-..Those*Three*… Paintings*/..We*Made*To*Gether../(You*Posing/(Me*Ptng?)..-At*(Mye*Place?))-Wer’’(Maste-r*Pieces?..-You*Wf’/..-More*(*Freckles/..*Or*Moles/..-?
-Beautiful*Red?-&*Cinnamon*Colors?)-)-Kinda*Like..*A*Tasty? (-Ground*Cinna-.. mon*Bun?)?..-Or*Warm(-Milky*Way??)?-Your*Ey-es*Flashing-(N’*-INdigNation(?))-Or*Gring-o!/..(-Give*Me/-?..-Mye*Hat/-?*Dance/-?..*Back(?))-Wf’*Or*-*WF’Out/- ..*Peyote/-?(Th’*Way..?-You*Knocked..Yo*..(Front*Teeth?)..*Out?)..-?
N’..(On*Break/..Had*To*G-um(*It?)..-But*Kelly..(We*Had?-(Our*Times?)..L*-ike-?(-Mother*Said?)..-(“Time/..-Will*Tell?)..-&*Th’1st*../-*Painting/-I*Did(?)..-?-Uv’*You?—If*You/-?..-Never*Saw?..-WasN’-..(-PentHouse*/-Magazine*..March*Issue/..1992!)” 
Copyright(C)poem Philip Lawrence Sherrod
from Manuscript:  “BLUE*BEARD’S/-..*WILL(?)”
-From*St.*Dalfour(?)-*FraN’C'e(!?)-..To*(Pro’-V’Ance*Lor'rain'e(!))?-..To*/-...Smackin’*Lips/-..?-From*?
-(Royal*Fig!)?..-A*(Royal*Duke*/-..de La*Chaumette!)?-..Wf’(-Marie*Antoinette/-?-Callin’-(Me*Up!)?-Post*-Mortem!)?-N’..(21st*Century(!)?..-I*Don’t*Know/-?”Howl*All?- /-?“..This*Happened/-?..-*Ginsburg!..-How*Yo*Convinced/-?..(Mye*Son/-? ..To*Get/-?..This*Damn-*Cumputer!)?..-Forcing*Me/-?-To*..Complete-?*-
(Mye*Life/-A*Verbal*Mastaff/-?..Or*Pit*Bull(?))..-Shakin’*..(Da*Life/-?..Outta*Da/?..-Damn*Wurds!!)?-Maybe*..(It*Was/..-Gundars*Zentelis’s*Fault!)?-..A*(Kinda*..Goofey*Prot’ege’!)-Gone*Mad/-As*Janitor/-?..N’*Kalamazoo(!)?..-*Michighan/-?..Ain’t*..(-Really*No*/Ma’shoogina!)?..-A*Lativian*Jew/-..Lost*To..?
(-N’-ew**America/-(!?)..-New*York’s/-..New*Israel!)?-..But*Some*Howl*-(!?)-*Losing*Fate/-(?)..(-To*Face/-?..To**Grace!)?..-N’(-North*Woods/-?..Over*Populated/-(!?)-Wf’*..Howling*Wolf (!)?..-N’-Moon*Oral*Sounds(?) -The*Proof*/(?)-..Was*N’(Tha*/-*Goof!)?-..Him*Wanting/-(?)..TO*BE*Only/-(!?) ..POET*/-LAUREATE*..N’Laudevelle!?
-&*The(*Applause/-..Fell*Only/-(!?)..ON*Deaf*Ears(!))?-A*Kind*Of..(Verbal*Cawing*Crow!)?-That*-Crows*/-?..At*Sun*Set!..&*Could*A*-?*Light/-?..At*-(Top*Uv’*Room!)?-..Like*-(Edgar*Allen*Poe!)?-..Quoting*Fore/—*Ever*More/-(?) ..Yo*Dumb*Bastard(!)?..&*Mental*Bore(!)?..-Ain’t*(-Fore*Shore!)??-..Which*(-?*Part*Uv’..*New*Jersey/-*Summit*City/-..Shuld*Harbour?/-*Morals*/-..Or*Deplore(?)..Tha’*Wurds*-*More!)?
*Corrupted(!)()?-..Like*N’-(Soft*Ware’s*Cookies/-?)..-*Gone*/-Hay*Wired/-(?)..-N’-Da*/-Hard*Ware(!)?-(Mumbling*../-Some*Thing!)?..-N’*Yiddish(!)?..-?“Pounding*Head/-..G’ainst*Tree/-?”..(-Till*Inco*her-ent?)-?..-?Sweepng*Ill’s..(Under*/-..His*Fate*Full/-*Hateful*/-*Carpet!(?)-..Was*Once/-?
..Such*Charmin’..*Lad*/-..At*Nineteen(!)?..-N’*Love/-?..(Wf’*Big*Lumberin’/-?..*Kathryn!)?-..Wf’(Breasts/-?..That*Whin/-?)..She*Breast*Fed*
(Their/-?..1st*Child?))-..According*To*Him/..-?..Blotted*Out/(!?)-Da*Sun!(?)-?..Was*Pure*Love?-Was*(Paul*Bunyun’s/-*Bun’s!)?-..But*Time*/-..Some*Howl/-?
..Became*Corrupt-?..-*ed/-..Wf’(-Life’s*Survival!?)-Lost*Da’..(*Future*/-?..Meadow*/-..*Lark’s*Song/-?..At*Sunset!)?-..&*Da’..(-Whipp*-..or*Will’s/-?..*Duty*Done!)?..-Gone*Sour/-?..As*(-Black*Cherry’s?/-..-From*-?..(St.*Dal*Four’s!)?..”Old*French*Recipe/..-Cherry*Seeds(“!)?
Copyright©poem Philip Lawrence Sherrod
from Manuscript:  “BLUE*BEARD’S/-..*WILL(?)”
-Leaving*(-Casa*La*Frela!)-&*Shelley*Too(!)?..-All*Sweaty..-&*Staggering*..(-..Out*Door!)?

-Trying*To*Get-..(-Mye*/-“Land*Lubber”(?)..-*Bearings(!)?..&-Fumbling* -*For..- (Next*Direction!)?-Invitation*Card(!)?-..N’(-Fatigued*/-Pants*-Pocket!)?-..The*March 4th/-*Wind/-Blew*/-*Around/-Mye*-*Neck(!?..-*Nipping..&-*Chill-*ing/-?..(Mye**Vision!)?..-Me*Seeing..(-Two*/-Puerto*Rican*Blacks!)?--Like*N’.. (-P.Southern’s**Painting!)?-Shift*(!?)_Their*(-Marijuana*Cigarettes!)-To*Other*Side(?)-Of*Face(!)?-..Me*Wishing(!)?-At*(*Age-70!)?-..I*Had..Brought-?..*Mye(-Keebler*Fudge *Shoppe?)-Deluxe*Grahams/-Wf’*Me(!)?..-For(-*Energy!)?..-But*Alas/-Off..(-Mye*Ass/-N’../-*Moving!)?..-D-Own*Town(!)-&*Walking*..(3*Ave.’s-&/-*Two/-Short**Blks!)?..-To*Lexington*Subway(!)?-No.6(!?)
-Still*Holding(!?)..-(Plastic*Cup/..-Of*..(Dark*Red*Wine?)-From*..(South*Africa!))?-The*Envy*Of-..(The*Car!)?-..&*Some(?)-Dark*Eyed*Daughter(?)-*Shifting(!)?..N’(-Her*Seat!)?-*Smiling*At*Me(!)-Her*Mother(*Un*Aware!)?-..Of(-Daughter’s/(!)?-
*Roving*Eye(!)?-Lips*Reddening(!))?..-&*Beautiful—Arched*..Nose(!)?-Me*Not*Gu-ilty/-(?)-For*Anything(!)?..-But*Suddenly..(-Finding*It!)-This*Horrible-?*Card(!)?..-Done*Bye/-*Director(-ASL)?-..(-Copying*-?*Mye*Painting*Style/..-N’Bar*Relief*Texture/-..&-Portrait*Chunks(!)?..-Uv’(-
*Faked*Sentiment!))?..-To*(-Assimilated*Passion(!)?..-Where*There-(Was*None!) (?)_(-Sentimentality*At*It’s/-..*Worse!)?-Wf’*(-Words*Written?)-“Silvia*Gonzalez*Franco(?)-&*Ira*Gold-..(“Brickin’/-Butcher!”)?..-*Berg(!)?-“Invite*You!”..(-To*Celebrate!)
?-Their*Wedding(!)?..-Me*Remembering?-(Past*Repore!)?-..Uv*Ira(?)-About*(1997?)-When*He*Said/..-(To*Me/-(?))..”-I*Forbid*You/-(?)-To*Ask?—Her*(For*Date!)?”-When*I*Only/-*Said(!)?..-Who-se*The-(?)-(New*Chick!?)..-From*Spain(!)?..-Me*Think-?Ing/-Of*(?)..(-His*Fatherly/-?
..Protective*Attitude(!)?-Like(-Ultra*Padre*Dee!)?..-Or*(!?)-(Small*Time-*Killer/-?*Butch-er!)(-From*Lower..(-East-Side/-Russian*Jewish*..*Father!!)?-*Slicing*(The*Meat!)?-Grinning*At*Ira-Do*You*Want(?)-TO*EAT*IT*RAW!(?)-Or*(-HAVE*YOUR*MOTHER..COOK*IT!)?-..Like-(Rare*Chick!)?
Copyright©poem Philip Lawrence Sherrod
from Manuscript:  “BLUE*BEARD’S/-..*WILL(?)”

-Joyce*In*Love?/-..Wf’*Beethoven?..-David*In*Love?/-..-Wf’*Jessica?/-..Jessica*?..In*Love?/-..??
 
..Wf’*Me?/-..Me*In*Love?-..Wf’Stupid*..(-Old*Testa*Ment/..-Gen*esis(!))?- &Tha’s/-?..The*Word-?/..—N’Street(!)?..Sharpeton*N’*Love/-..Wf’*Himself(!)?-?*All*Third*World/-..*Personalties(!)?-..N’*Love/-..As*Red-*Hearts/-?..(-Had*-?*Hung*/-N’Cait*&*Abbey’s!)?..So.*Orange(!)?..-&*(Little*Leo?)-..CHOLE’-..*N’Love?
)-Wf’(-Her*Mother*&-The*DIANNA..*Possibility?))-/..Tha’T-(All*Red*Hearts*Bleed!)?-..(Pure*Love!/-..On*Valent-Ines*Day!)?..-&*Being*Only/-..*3yrs.old(!)?-?..&*Wat’A’Time/-..It*Was(!)?..-Jessica*&*I*Talk-ing*At*Rand-dom/-?-?-*About*..(Our*Past*Loves!)?..-People*(-Cumin’..&*Going!?-At-NJ..Train*Station!)?
-Right*After..(-Martin*Luther’s*Day!)?..-All*Uv’Us*Slaves/..-To*A*Failing*Economy(!)?Mye*Fingers Sore*/-..(Frum*Pounding/-?..OnThe/-(*Weber/-*Grand*Piano!)?..-*Badly*..(Mye*/Pro*/-fess*/-i*onal..*Compositions!)?-But*Be*It/-..As*I*May/-?-She*Is*Romantically/-..*Inclined/-To*Drive*Her..(-Red*Honda/..-Always*Ver-ing*To(-..The*Right!)?-..While*Living*..*A/..-(Left*Political*Life!)?..
-N’..Verbal*Store(!)?..-&*..- Of*..But*/-?..What*Does*One*Expect/-?..Fru-M*-?-Sagittarian*Gal*ore’/..-?-&*Or*Of?..(-Her*Wurds!)?-..”I*Am/-..?-*Known!(?)-..as..the*Hoer’*..Uv’*Beirut!)?..Or*..Istanbul(!)?”..-Which*Ever(!)?..One*Suits*You(!)??-..(Maker*/-?..Uv’Internal*/-?..Verbal*Weave!)?-..But*The*Muse/-?..No’s*Not*Herself(!)?-Aways*Hungry*(F.......-or*/-..Internal*Color/-..&*X*Ternal*Con-flict(!)?..-On*A*Day..(-Like*This!)?..-Or*(-An*Hour*/..-Before*Da’/-..*Psychological*Rain!)?-?*Me*Getting*High/-?..Off*Of/-?..*Poppy*Seeded/-*Repast!(?)..-&*Hearing*Later/-?*Afghanistan*Fields?/-..(Were*Not/-*Saved!)?..-From*(-Da’*Burning!)?-..
So*(Much*/-..Helps/..-(?)For*Confessional*Poetry!)-..Leaves*One*Cold(!)?-..On*(This*January*Day!)?-..As*Tha’(Wind*Was*Catamount!)?-&*Blowing*..The*M-Od*-ern*(-*Woman’s*/-..Pig’s*House*Down/-..Near*The*(-Fire*Place!))?-..Where*Ember’s*Spewed!)?-..They*Call*It/-..*H-ouse/-..Or*Tavern/-
..On*Jane*Street/-..Where*A*(Guiness/-??..&*I*Tis*Recognizable!)?..-As*Chug*A*Lug/..-&*A-T*Random/-?..I*EnJoyed*It!)?-..For*After*(That*Doker/-? -..Holy*Field*/- ..Slug*Fest!)?-..Rather*Sloppily/-*DE*livered(!)?-..From*-(Atlantic*City’s/-..*Boxing*Arena!)..On*T.V.?-
&*The*Drawing*..(On*Butcher’s*Paper/-?..Drawn*Wf’..-*Abandonment?)-?..*Master/-*Piece(!)?..-&*Signed(!?) ..For*Jessica’s*/-?..-Grand*Daughters(!)..*&Wf’-..*Crayolas(!)?
Copyright©poem Philip Lawrence Sherrod
from Manuscript:  “BLUE*BEARD’S/-..*WILL(?)”
-Looking*At/-?..Last*Can/-?..Uv’*2(?)-..Nestle’s*Carnation/-?..Sweet*/-?..Con-
*densed*Milk(!)?
 
-Left*Over*From(?)-..Up*State/-*Purchase/-?..N.Y.-Selling*For/-?.$3.15*Each(!)?….-N’*Month-?Uv’*September/-?..Finishing*It*Up/-?..(?)-..N’January/-?..Uv’..(-Following*Year!)?..-Wf’*A*Kind..-Uv’(Metaled*Taste!))?-..Some*Said*..It*(-Cudn’t*Be*Done!)?-..So*Much/-?..For*That(!)?—Con-*Stant*Boobs(!)?-
..Bobbling*All*Around*Me(!)?-..Tilting*To*..(-Left*Th’N’..-*Right!)?-Kinda*On/-?..A*Diagonal(!)?-..Frum*True*/-?..Magnetic*North(!)?-..A*(Mammalary*Compass!)?-..Times*Two!..&*She*Should*Be/-?..So*Kind(!?)-..That*I*Consider*This(!?)-?*Her*Constant/-*Fan/-?..N’*Demar*Cation(!?)-Uv’..(Tha’*Sexes!)?-
..”Needing*To*Suckle/..Tis*No*Joke/-..N’*(-Second*Childhood!)”?-It’s*(Titty*This /-..Titty*That!)?-..Her*Fixation/-..N’(*Abundance!)?-..A*Pun/-?-*Pie*Ar*Square(!)? -..But*She*Insisted/-..That*I*Await/,,*Her/-..*Arrival(!)?-..Me*Caught*Between/-?..-A*Lust/-..*An*A*Hu-mility!-..Salivating*..At*The*(Gills!)?..-As*Some*(-?
*Indistinct*Reptile/-?..Gone*Extinct!)?-..Like*A**Shadow!-Uv’..Mye*Repast(!)?-..Genius*Species*/-N’..(Lit*teral*Type/-?..Somewhat*Blurred!)?-..Maybe*Like*Science*-?-*Gone*Wrong/-?..After*The*(-Supposed*/-..-Big*Bang*Theory!)?-&*-Memory*Uv’(-?-*Bang*Fever/-As*A-*Child!)?-..Uv’(-Fear*To*Suckle/-?..&*Became*A*Terror!)?-
Pred*A*Tor/-..*Ist..N’(Mind*!)?-..A*Common*Dilem-ma(!?)-..To*Be*Solved/-?..(Wf’N’..Un*Usual*Circumstances!)?-..An*Anagram*ic*Solution/-?..Wf’N-Dy*G-ram- *mamic*/-?..*Personality*Penalties(!)?-Like*N’..(Street*Language/-?-?*One*Titty*N’Mouth/-Not*Worth/-Two*N’*Bush!)?-..Meaning*B*Cup/-..A*Cup/-
..C*Cup/-.Could*Equate*To..-(Old*Algebraic*Equation-..Or*D*Cup*)-?*Sumation*Like-..(“Bottoms*Up!))?-..*Baby(!)”?-&*When*She*Arrived/-?-..She*Seemed* So*Flustered/-?..-So*Apathetically/-..*Inclined(!)?-..That*I* Took*(-Her*Two/-*Small*Feet/-..N’*Hand(!) -&*Rubbed*(-Ever*So*Slowly/-?..(!)?-
Wf’-(Her*Intellect/..-Held*Over*Her*Head/..-Like*Two*Elbows/..-Bent*Back/-?*Behind*Knees!)?..Till*She(-Cryed*Out/..-Like*Some*Small*Child/..-N’Orgy*astic ..*Silence!?
Copyright©poem Philip Lawrence Sherrod
from Manuscript:  “BLUE*BEARD’S/-..*WILL(?)”

-All*The(-Red*Wrapped/-Lindor*Lindt!)?- ..Wrappings*/-..Wrapped*Around*Bottles/-&Vino*At*Mye-
*Place(!)?..-*Declorations*For*(-Santa*Claus!?)-..’S(-White*Christmas!)?-..Among*- The*Potatoes/-?..&*Bananas(!?)-&*..One(-Pink*/-..Lady*Apple!)?-Such*A*Celebration/-..Fit*For*(-Fat*Ole*Man!)?..Wf’(-Rosy*Cheeks/-&*Ruddy..-*Complextion!)?..-Produce*USA/-?..&*(Gee*Whiz/-..*Fruit*.Com!)?
N’..(-This*Zero/-?-*Degree*Weather!)?-Santa*Claus*Has/-?..(Met*His*Match!)?-..One*Such*Darling..-Wf’(-Long*Blond*Hair/-..From*Rockland*County/-..*Gemini *!)?-..Wf’(-Dual*Pipes!)?-&*Inclined*-To*(-Use*Them!)?..-Says*Her*Name’s ..(-Kati*Battle!/..-Warrior*Princess!)?-..&*Not*About/-..To*(Take?
-A*..*Lickin’!)?-So*Much/-?..To*Be*Said/-..For*That(!)?-..But*After*Posing-?(5hrs.?)-“Says/-..Let’s*D-o!..-(It*Again!)?-..Me*Happy*To*Have/..-Santa*Work*Sh- op/..-Female*Helpers!)?..-Coffee*Growing*Co-ld!(?)..-&*Life*..(Growing*Dim!)?-..Ar*-riving*(Like*/-..Blood*Hound/-?..Wf’*Barrels?..(-Flowing*Over*..-*Brim !))?-
..&*A*/-*Mental/..-*Sexual*Transfusion!)?-..Uv’Tha’(*Twins!)?-..Happy*Faced/-?*&*Getting*Her?-..*Masters*N’..(Art*Therapy!)?-..Out*52*Thou/-?..-Financing*It(!)?-..Asking*Me*To(-*EX*tenuate/-..Her*?-Cir*cum*Stances(!)?..-If*At/-?..*All*Possible(!?)?-..Me*Sayin’..(-Whoa*Babe/-..-Master*Darlin’!)?-??!!
-Drawin’S*..(-Mye*Livin’!)?-..But*Forms(?)-..Like*Your’S*..(Es’/-?..Hard*To/-?..*Cum*Bye!)?..-&*Do*I-?..(-Haft*Tu/-?..*Pay*Tax/-Too!)?-..Her*Grinning*Twins/-?..(-Times*Two!)?-..But*Ever..*So(-Socially*DeLight-*Full!)?-..Me*Reaching*Into..(-Mye*Bag/-..*Uv’..Psychological*/-..&*Astrological/..-Y*Tricks!)?-
No*Kiddin’*-*D-Arlin’(!)?-..You*Being..(-XX*&*I*Being/-?-XY!)?-..Perfect*Match(!)?..Before*The..(-Big*Bang*The-ory!)-One*Must*Not..(-Get*/-N’..&*Over One’s**Head/-?..Greater*Than/-..One’s..(-Input*Capita!))?..-Like*N’..*Of-f*Broadway*Scandal!(?)..-Or*..
-Upstate*..(New*City’s*Police*Chief!)-..Trying*To(-Wash*His*Wife’s..*Mouth-Out*?- Wf’*Soap!)?..-From*Having*Sex..Wf’(4*Hockey*Minors!?)-..Because*/-She*Believed/-?….Literally*..N’Her*Free-?-*Dom/-b?..Uv’*Physical*Pleasure(!)?-..&*Literal*Leisure(!)?..(-Most*Surridly/-?..N’Her/-?..*Married*Name!?)..-Beth*Modica/-..&*Mo*Dicka(!)?..-is*.*..-Mo*Dicka(!)?
Copyright©poem Philip Lawrence Sherrod
from Manuscript:  “BLUE*BEARD’S/-..*WILL(?)”
-de la Chaumette/-?..ILL DE FRANC~E/-..Provi~ANCE/-..As*(Noble*Man/-..Of*LORRAIN~e)-?
-Grand*Father/-?..-As*(Life*Time/-?..George*Edward/-..*SHUMATE!)?
-..Inclined*To /-..Dry*Goods(!)-Pauls*Valley/-..*Residence/-*Merchant(!)?-..Died*Of*..(ARTERIO-*SCLEROSIS!)?-..ME*EATING?..This/-..ILL DE FRANC~e/-?..Goat’s*/-LA*BU~CHETTE(!)?-Fresh&Tangy/-?..*Flavor(!)?-Bound*To-?Die*..(Uv’*Sompin!)?-..Like*Mother’s*Father/-?..Like*(-
         /-STONE*COLD*DEAD!)?..-Post*Morte*Wisdom(!)
But*After/-?..(THE*FACT!)?-..Hovering*..N’(NEW*YORK*CITY!)?-..EVADING*DOC’S/-..Dr.Chue–y(!)?-..Had*Me*Going/-?-..(On*LIPITOR/-?..For*3*&-Half*Years!)?-..Mye *Poets/-?..
         (-HDL/-..N’*RE’*VERSAL/-?..To*Mye-*LDL(!))?-..Just*Like*Tha’..(WALKING*DEAD!)?-But*Living*N’..(Eccentric*Pleasure!)?
Wf’*Tha-(TASTE*BUDS!)?-..SEZ*YO/-?..HE’S*A*STRANGE*MAN(!)?..-WALKING*LIKE* CLOW*-N(!)?-..ON*DA’..(HIGH*WIRE/-..NOT*LOOKING*DOWN(!))..-Either*Actually/-Or-..(Not*Looking/-..*Any-WHERE!)?-..But*Straight/-?..Ahead*/-..Like-?-N’*ROME!(?)
-&*’*ASKING*DIRECTIONS!(?)..-SHE*SAID!*?)
(Viaggio*..Viale*..*Stretto!)?..-My*Limit/-..N’*Con*Versation-?
-Al/-..*Italian(!)?-Lotta*Good/-?*Taking*Lessons/-?..N’*ROME(!)?-..Tha’-(Carra*Beneirri/-..Finding*Mye-?..(-Drivers*License/-?..Falling*From/-?-MYE*..Levi*Pant*Pocket(!)?..-Made*Me/-?..(Rambo*&*Giotto/-?-..
..Pa-Inting*N’*PICTURED*/-..*Images)-?..(&*N’/-..Tha*Citied*Streets!)?-A*Kind*Of-..(HOLLYWOOD*HERO!)?-WF’ACHIELLE- ’S*/-..TEN*DON(!)?..&*THEM*/-..*ITALIANS?-..Driving*Bye*N’-..
(Piquen*Yo/-*lito!..Mo*-tto*/-..Scle*r*..-inos!)?-..Very*Fast!)?
-(TRYING*TO*CATCH/-?..-THE*SUN*SET!)?-..But*POLITE(!)?-..Trying*TO/-*ARRIVO/-LA*CASA..-(POST*MORTEUM-?)
-FACCIA*PRESTO(!)?-/..MANG’E*MANG’E!)?-..TIS*DIFFERENT/-..AS*(PONTIUS* PILOT/-..*WA-..SHING*HANDS/-..*DE-NY-*ING/-*JESUS!)?-..Like-”BUDDY!”(?)(CARLOS*HIQUELOS/-?..Cuban*Writer/..-N’RES-I*DENCE!)?- ..FOR*A*SAFER/-?..SOCIAL*/-?-POLITICAL*LIVING(!)?-..(SOLD*ME*OUT!)(?)”Galls*Mye*Balls(!)”?-..Trait* T-OR*/-?..PAR**EXCEL*LLANCE(!)?-&*Saying/-..*Sherrod/-..They*Don’t(!?)..-Understand*Us(!)?-
US*..-Eatin’..Ile*de*Franc~e/..-La*Buc^chette*/-..Goat*Cheese..(IMPORTED*BYE*ANCO)-..from*FAIRFIELD,N.J.(!?)
Copyright©poem Philip Lawrence Sherrod
from Manuscript:  “BLUE*BEARD’S/-..*WILL(?)”

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