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Up and Downmarket

Talented and individualistic
the ordinary of vin ordinaire held no attraction
something much bolder than Château cardboard
or Muller Thurgau
from Alsace –
wine with body, biceps and balls.
The critics were impressed and sought comment
a mission statement of sorts
quotable
the world is doing woman’s magazines I’m doing Hemingway
alas, critical does not always become popular, or dollars
a few years later the critics asked
are you still doing Hemingway
yes, but nowadays in paperback.

Author:

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.