Little Wisdom’s Drugs, Alcohol

He rode into my life because of nesting

Fear, wonderment, asking again, again

Where are green trees, giving us wood?

Used up for toilets in the USA, when others

Use dry crop stubble, rags to wash again

Sanitation need not be wasteful, where

Does news printing happen just for adds for cars,

Sleep aids, trick or treat candy wrappers,

Wonderment of children, icing packages

Where to wrap meat, then to oil products,

Bottles to moon and back Phobos, Depose,

Kings of nightingales singing for sought

Belongings gone to refuse piles, city dumpsters

Bringing us to end of resources while sea

Rises, fires burn villages, hurricanes batter

Water rises, who takes responsibility

When nothing’s left but croaking swamps

Mud piles, death, pestilence, fever, plague.

Published by elgwyn

I was a University and community college instructor before retiring. I also worked in fast food restaurants, and retail stores. I am an ordinary man writing for because I want to write and because my education prepared me to write; BA English lit, MA English, EdS higher education, and MFA creative writing, free verse poetry and essays. Blogs are an answer to high-priced self-publishing. Walt Whitman had to self-publish his first 1000 copies of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass because in 1855 poetry did not sell. Most poets make a living in other ways than writing. Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive, and TS Eliot was a banker. Many writers teach, and always there have been writers who have written because they needed to express their thoughts and feelings. They wrote not necessarily to make money but to express "the old universal truths of the human heart" according to Faulkner. Here I reach a wider audience I missed than by self-publishing, and I stand a better chance to reach a wider audience for less expense than self-publishing. I self-published my first books, Winter from Spring, and Meditations on Gratitude; poetry and photo books which were easier to self-publish than to seek a not to seek a publisher company. This blog allows me to write for an interested audience because I write poetry and personal essays. I write for a friendly audience and present to you a slice of my writing. Perhaps you will enjoy what you read.

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