Kurt Philip Behm

All Princes In Their Rooks

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War …

Are you a Poet or tactician,
 or “A Rose By Any Other Name…”

Are your words stained with patina,
  some would scrub and some would blame

Is your Kingly ode too rough for some,
  finding safety in their books

Is your verse uncut with edges sharp,
 —all Princes in their rooks

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2017)

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