Bio Note: My Motto is: one can accomplish much with no fear, moderate talent and lots of energy. I enjoy science (my profession), poetry, running, fishing, gardening, songwriting and singing as well as sculpting. I am the father of two daughters and am married to a newly retired professor of nutrition. My poetry publication credits include Pearl, Feh, and a Poetry Motel broadside. I am currently working on a fictional memoir in graphic novel format, and a series of short stories.
The Losses of COVID-19
What do I miss most, They ask? A tight hug, I say, more than 15 seconds. The warmth of bodies, known And new. The softness of blouses And even the crushed goose down Feeling of insulated coats. Memories Freed by someone’s scent. Hugs, Coming and going, greeting and Parting, new or familiar Hands lightly stroking my back, Granting a good squeeze.
Babe Ruth Struck Out 1330 Times
Who remembers that? Walt Disney, Fired from the Kansas City Star “Lack of imagination…” Stephen King’s Carrie, was rejected 30+ times. Now a Best seller. Richard Nixon’s Political career Over in ‘62 Okay, bad example. Holding my 86th Rejection letter, I repeat, “Babe Ruth Struck out 1330 times”
©2021 Gary Grossman
Editor's Note: If this poem(s) moves you please consider writing to the author (email address above) to tell her or him. You might say what it is about the poem that moves you. Writing to the author is what builds the community at Verse Virtual. It is very important. -JL