George Thomas, 10/30/2017
Current Occupation: Retired.
Former Occupation: I worked at many jobs. I even did some teaching, but most of my income earning life was as a machinist.
Contact Information: Born in Dayton, Ohio, I came West in my 30s. Hold an MFA from Eastern Washington University. Founded (edited for 2 years) the Willow Springs Magazine in 1977 and for six years published and edited George & Mertie’s Place: a literary microzine. My poem ³Legacy² was chosen by Washington State Poet Laureate Todd Marshall to appear in April of this year in his anthology WA129. It¹s a collection of Washington State poets. I was honored to be chosen. [Find his poetry on Amazon.]
in a college I graduated from,
walking the dark night buildings
behind a broom and the lines of dirt
that intellectuals discard during every day.
off blackboards and sat
with a Camel dangling in my lips,
feet up on desk, to read
Henry Miller's exquisite Chaos of experience,
Tropic of Cancer,
nothing to be jacked off at.
two turds in the plugged up toilet.
Some big horse of a professor drops
these huge turds almost every day,
and they clog up the system over
and over again while I plunge and
plunge and plunge to keep the system
fluid. It's my job.