Memoir on a Thumbnail

Upriver

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

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In the Woods 1960

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

**

Accidie

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

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Naval History

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

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Monument

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

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Local News

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

—Beethoven

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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