Thursday, August 22, 2013

We made the LA Times

The Op Ed page at the LA Times invited submissions of short poems of opinion. Rec'd over 1500 submissions, chose 50 to publish ... and my short poem "Politicians" is one of them! Very cool. This is nothing more than a story Dick Crooks told me set to verse. Comes out this Sunday, I think. (Oops, that's over 1500 poets submitting over 3000 poems. Makes it even cooler. My late friend would grin at the news and, who knows, may be grinning in the hills of White Bird pass, where his ashes were scattered.)

I met a 90 year old woman
who told me she quit voting
for politicians on her 76th birthday
and wishes she had done it earlier.
When I asked her why, she
grinned and said, "I don't want
to encourage them."

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