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True & False

Alias Smith or Jones!! That was beneath sarcasm
or ridicule.
total lack of understanding or respect for an audience.

No, he said you start with your first name, “ Greg ” …. head up, attention
natural man … reflexive always
trying not to … like trying not to sneeze
possible, but difficult
so…. got that part.
About surnames
think of the curve
frequency of distribution, a not attention gathering median,
something like Jackson, Johnson, Taylor
or one that no one would want
like me
Greg Cocks –
poor bastard…. imagine being stuck with that handle
that’s how you choose a name
for working under the table.….



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.