Halo

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by Rawclyde!

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You & I

Two daffodils in a flower pot

Watching TV

The image is blurry

Mightily

I stomp my foot

Now the image is clear & percise

Triumphantly

I & the TV glare back at you

In your faded flower-print nightie

In your comfortable chair

Your hair growing long & elegantly cornball

You won’t look at me

Okay, you sneak a glance

Suddenly

I see a halo around your head

I see I see

You are a saint!

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photo by

Agnieszka Osipa

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What A Gal!

Clyde (left) and Susan and (right) Chuck

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First love

Way back in the fifth grade

A vivid classroom memory prevails

Chuck & I watching you

Pick your nose & roll your boogers into little balls

Then tossing them into the hair of Greg P

As he slept with his head on his desk

What a gal

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from

The Autobiographical Fantasies & Transformations Of

Rawclyde

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photo from Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

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Will You Still Need Me? Will You Still Feed Me?

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T’was a red hot brand

That singed my hide forever

When you passed me in your new Volvo

On College Avenue

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I was lollygagging along

In my brother’s ’56 Chevy

When you honked, waved, smiled

And accelerated as if a gust of wind

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I would have chased you down

But I was having a logical moment

No, I’d get a ticket &

You’d get away, so I didn’t

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The blond in the little white station wagon

Fresh out of high school & accelerating

A sight to behold, a flash

A photo forever in my mind

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I finally caught up to you at 64

A remnant of yesteryear

Bee-bopping in the kitchen making me breakfast

A plate of nourishment piled a mile high

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Rawclyde!

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photo

Buffalo Bill Cody

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