"Bad habits? Baby, I've got two," the old guitarist said.
"The first is waking up. The second's getting out of bed."
To a Recidivist
Friend, “Black lives matter” shouldn’t be your cue
to voice that odd dismissal, “All lives do”:
you’re kinder keeping quiet if (again)
you can’t call up a clear, sincere “Amen.”
If you have any thoughts on these poems, Robert
West would be pleased to hear them.