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Ode to Al
(aka Pennsylvania Professor of the Year as declared by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education)
the ghost of WCW ignites the Paterson Falls,
pouring moonlight in turbulent eddys' cracks,
mingling daytime and night time impressions.
I stand still soaked, immersed
in alumverse memories
tasting, sniffing, breathing hard, and
glistening in a dolphin skin suit,
still and always in fashion.
It was not always so.
Before the Baronness and Joe was the
Stoicism of lonely New Criticism
Unlit by the Window side of the room
Warmed only by the wild winds of righteous demon-
Memories of turmoil that froze forever on
Here, though came rebirth, continuity,
Suddenly e-mail became
Not a tool,
But a medium-
Stress gizmo for plugging in,
Lifeblood, thick gooey poems oozing
Hot magma all were allowed to taste
Bubbling again from the cracks
Joining in with others reading.
Mud-bath balm for arthritic bones of
May it go on forever!!!!!
Cheers to all,