Male Pattern Blindness

DonBatmanGlasses

Don in his batman glasses

Can’t see the stains on the runner on stairs

Or dried drops on kitchen and counters;

Can’t smell the barbeque sauce  in trashcan

Or spills on the white wall behind.

Fantasies, warriors, scantily clad

Cartoons and photos and videos pink;

On these I can focus mid rumpus and riot

No blindness where breath takes wing!

Who’s angry at the writer?

design by Katerina Babanofsky

design by Katerina Babanofsky

My family members
get incensed by my
poems, photos, and anecdotes,
used without permission.

What I saw was
extraordinary beauty,
extreme honesty,
divine insight.

The publication
does not bring fame
to me or them.

It is a gallery,
a record of a telling moment.

Just like “Spoon River Anthology
was a gallery
for Edgar Lee Masters.

The Illinois characters
based on the tombstones
made those town’s people angry too.

Did the best-selling book
make them jealous?
Or were they upset
at the mention of their names?
Was Masters a grave digger?

Am I a property thief?

My Marketing Vision

PaintingsandPoems

My fellow poet,Joy Acey, wants to know more about my Marketing Vision.
All my former books have been for “children of all ages“.
The next one, “Riddles”, will be for parents and pre-schoolers to read together.
My Blurb books were created to be free Galleries for friends and family on line. (Turn the page with the curser.)
Several editors have said that they are not written for children. (but sometimes about children)
So I have begun editing my 30 odd riddles, looking for single syllable words and straight-forward photos.
Amy VanDerwater’s book – Forest Has a Song – inspires me with its classic spacing.
So that lay-out is my design vision; the color themes will evolve; and the lovers of the book resonate.
(Like many fresh flowers in water at the farmer’s market.)

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