It is my distinct honor to reveal that another Shawsheen poem has been accepted for publication, a poem that is indeed a collaboration with my Thing, and that is what makes this poem even more more special than most. “Ready to be Rocked in Shawsheen“
A while ago, my Thing wrote somewhere, “Prepare to be Rocked” , and so I prepared by writing several poems, and then when it came time for my new Shawsheen Collection, I revisited this notion of preparedness and decided to explore what ,if anything, I am still ready for, and I realized I was even more ready to be rocked in Shawsheen and everywhere, including his arms. Hence the poem:
“Ready to be Rocked in Shawsheen“, a poem that will enjoy publication in South Florida Poetry Journal. May 2019. Look for it. I certainly will.
My Thing himself can tell you much about the power of poetry; believe me, he knows very well; in fact the only thing between us on that bridge was the power of poetry to meld us together. He knows quite a bit about melding
Another plus, I am recording his poem, so I will really be reading it to him, and to anyone else who listens. Now since I will be seen on tape, my iPhone recording me reading his poem to him, I am having my hair done on Friday, (at by the way) so that I can get my pretty back, on Friday, y’all
He didn’t say it was gone; I did.
How I look right now.
No man anywhere wears a hat as he does!
He is 71 now, and I am 65.
AND me in his hat, a gift I cherish
and another photo of me in my Thing’s hat:
we are two Things in Love:
Two Things who rock!