Just published, Book III

SEA GLASS SOUL - Invisible Colors, Poems and Paintings

My poetry and Pat Morgan's art - available at,
The Sea Glass Poetry Trilogy is now complete.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


I took my father’s heroes as my own
Hoping their strength and swagger
Could be mine.

They used few words.
When they spoke,
“Ya’d better listen up.”
I said little and
No one listened.

They rode horses,
I never touched one.
They wore a polished badge,
I wore a white tee shirt.
They appealed to women,
I was awkward with girls.

John Wayne and Gary Cooper
Were my father’s heroes.
I looked up to them, but
Never could live up to their code.

When I became a man I realized,
Neither did my Dad.
He didn’t have to.

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