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Douglas McDaniel
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A prediction made 9 years ago that still Rings true. This was a tryout piece for something called examiner.com. It was for a job that paid $100,000 per year. Didn't get the job. Wrote for the website anyway to diminishing returns. Finally every single story I wrote for them disappeared when they went out of business. Years of work vanished. But this story is still here. My tryout. Some guys get all the luck.
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Ruthless (for Babe Ruth)
Charismatic Babe Ruth runs hard and burns, going good on subatomic energy, good as gasoline, the homer baby of Babylon, playing Baal in front of the unholy fences, no longer a young being bowing to the crowd at Fenway, during the later years as the unberman...
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Rio Grande Wind and Three More (from Ipswich at War)
Rio Grande Wind In the Dallas airport, I’m on the way to greet my mother’s death. Three accused priests by the pay telephone: One of them says the sky is falling, The other two say, “No, we are rushing To meet the wind, moon, sun and stars With a gravity We...
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Rio Grande Wind In the Dallas airport, I’m on the way to greet my mother’s death. Three accused priests by the pay telephone: One of them says the sky is falling, The other two say, “No, we are rushing To meet the wind, moon, sun and stars With a gravity We...
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Eleven Poems from a Town by the Sea at a Time of War
The Trouble With Laundry The trouble with laundry Is that I let you see my soil And you told me I never Learned to fold. Now I fold in my own way On a windy Sunday morning After a short drive to see wave caps break: I got home, turned off the car, and sighe...
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