Here we are...

...a group of Baby Boomers of sundry religious,
political and cultural orientations, who have been
meeting at the Voorheesville Public Library since 1991
to read and discuss each other's poems.

We include old fathers and young grandmothers,
artists and musicians, and run-of-the-mill eccentrics.
Writers are welcome to stop in and stay if they like us.

Some of Us

Some of Us
Dennis Sullivan, Beverly Osborne, Tom Corrado, Edie Abrams, Art Willis, Alan Casline (all seated); Paul Amidon, Mike Burke, Tim Verhaegen, Mark O'Brien, Barbara Vink, Philomena Moriarty

Monday, July 16, 2007

Civil Seer by Dennis Sullivan

Civil Seer

Father told me
be a civil servant

New York City cop
or fireman, sanitation

has the benefits
glasses and teeth

out in twenty
upstate at forty

a chicken farm
a horse or two to ride on.

His counsel I followed, save
a servant of servility I became

a cop of words and sentiments
a fireman of unconsciousness

a garbage man of despair
strewing poems everywhere

a proud civil seer, poet,
serving with flair the city

of kindness and peace
astride beauty’s elegant mane

no glasses no teeth
just gratitude, what Blake says

is grace, before which death daily
bows in ignominy.

Thanks, Dennis!

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