Memoir on a Thumbnail


It was Herakleitos put string in my wrist
(What a trickster)
Bozo the clown
Sent me a love note
In 1963


In the Woods 1960

For the merchant god
Knew me
As I bartered soul
For shy, unexpected
Living things
To come my way



The old men and women of the universities grow tendrils and the students don’t see


Naval History

Dead men in a rowboat
Take away the corpses
Dead men in a rowboat



Patroclus I think was eulegized
In bronze
Because his dignity didn’t survive
To the age of gold


Local News

“To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable!”


Meanwhile, in Syracuse, NY, pianos are being offered free of charge to anyone who will haul them away

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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