Don Cauble, 2/12/2018
Current Occupation: retired
Former Occupation: offset printer
Contact Information: About myself, poet Tom Kryss once wrote: "He was born on the Left Bank, under the sign of the bomb, with a cricket in his ear." Dancing Moon Press recently published my latest book: On the backs of seahorses' eyes / Journey of a man through time: New and selected poems and other storybook tales 1962-2012.
A job, you say? I should get a job!
For 30 years I worked in a print shop.
A decent job. (As jobs go.)
Did this job alter my spiritual vision,
my destiny, my feelings on life?
Maybe. Maybe not.
But now what?
I have yet to write all the poems
that I need to say,
to express "being here."
A job? No wonder so many poets
and writers drink themselves to death.
Or jump off bridges.
Or shoot and kill themselves,
like d. a. levy: a Cleveland promise,
now destined to become a footnote
in the annals of poetry,
as the world lurches onward.
But each man's life,
each child's dream,
as a singular expression of life,
A job, you say?
As if crafting a book of poems
is not a night and day job!