Posted in Antarctica


Writers are by nature careful
stories trellised seedlings and cuttings
of imagination and fact.
Facts. Even when factual
can be problematic
sometimes more libellous than lies.

Just as backstreet hardscrabble can vanish with wealth
a 25 years after take me girl about town
may costume into always been respectable.
no 58-year-old woman wants her children
or grandchildren
knowing of past wild .
Before the Internet and the iPhone
Facebook, Instagram
or YouTube
no one will remember or have tangible record.
Still just in case a pseudonym – MM.

MM, impressively promiscuous – in a promiscuous town
not stunning
but more than passable to the eye
farm girl fair rather than pretty
tallish for a woman
sturdy without being fat
a tidy Ford sedan
not a European convertible.
Supply and demand
and here rides in very short supply.

MM’s birthday
her 33rd
on ice, literally
a wish
two young men not previously sampled.
A celebration to remember by all accounts.

For the back story click Backstage



Most of my life has been spent on the bench, occasionally called into the game by extravagance or attenuation. Waiting has turned a loner into a recorder - nondescript and inconsequential, more not noticed than overlooked - the non-vantage point of children not yet considered old enough to understand. Orphaned Islands (Un)poetry is a lifetime of picking anecdotes up and not throwing them away. Stories collected like odds and ends placed in a box in the basement, the garage, the garden shed - uncertain as to what their use might be but knowing that one day there might be one.

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