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Paso Robles, California, United States
Novelist, poet, songwriter, and journalist, I bring over four decades of experience to the written page. I just finished Mental Hygiene, a coming of age novel set in Fort Jackson, SC circa 1967-68.

Friday, August 13, 2010


back when my mother used to say
my sainted aunt
without much thinking
about what it meant,
it was happily familiar/ before things
got different and strange
like someone else's sweater/

back before shared memory
and so many funerals/ before
i discovered that god was not
in the details,
i had a loose smile,
used like a wreath/

i don't do much
of what i did;
i have no aunts left/
i write family histories
in obscure rhymes
about how the saints
are unrelated/

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