Bartered Youth

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 …

Hosting my own cocktail party,
  I feel as when a child

Looking up, again I’m lost,
  among adults wearing smiles

I pour the drinks and carry trays,
  and laugh at the right times

But still feel small and unattached
 —my bartered youth in mime

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2018)