Strange Arts & Visual Delights
My twelfth and thirteenth poems just appeared in Visions International edited by Brad Strahan. My first poem to appear there, "Wanted, Not Needed," was published in Visions in 2005 and started a long-term relationship with Brad and his little magazine. "Wanted" is perhaps my most successful poem, if success is to be judged by republication in collections and anthologies.
"We Lay" originated in the early 1970's when I saw a person (whether man or woman I do not remember) standing on a street in France, near the entrance to a bar, in a drunken stupor. I probably drafted it in the 80's and perhaps touched it again a time or two since then, until I revised it early this year.