Thursday, November 8, 2018

Approaching 70 By John Yamrus

at
this
point in the game,

I guess
I’m supposed to
be writing things like:

“sands at 70”;
“the end is near”;
and “ode to my lost and misspent youth”...

but,
I get the feeling
that I ain’t done yet.

not
by a long shot.

so,
give me
what you got.

I’m
tough.

I
can
take it.

go
ahead.

I
double-dog dare you.








About John Yamrus:
since 1970 John Yamrus has published 25 volumes of poetry, 2 novels and one volume of non-fiction. He has also had nearly 2,000 poems published in print magazines around the world. Selections of his poetry have been translated into several languages, including Spanish, Swedish, French, Japanese, Italian, Romanian, Albanian, Estonian and Bengali. His poetry is taught in numerous colleges and universities. His latest book, MEMORY LANE, a look back at his childhood growing up in a Pennsylvania coal mining community in the 1950s, is a highly anticipated addition to his published work.

His website is: http://www.johnyamrus.com

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