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Friday, November 26, 2010


by Earl J. Wilcox

Maker of all things, we thank you
For free balloons and cookies at the supermarket
For good pitchers who win the Cy Young award
For the Mormon Tabernacle choir
For leaf blowers replacing rakes
For pecan and pumpkin pies
For apples green and red
For write-in candidates
For Chevrolet trucks
For pinot grigio
For poetry.

Earl J. Wilcox writes about aging, baseball, literary icons, politics, and southern culture. His work appears in more than two dozen journals; he is a regular contributor to The New Verse News. More of Earl's poetry appears at his blog, Writing by Earl.