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True & False

Alias Smith or Jones!! That was beneath sarcasm
or ridicule.
Duh
thick
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.….

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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.