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A Man With No Teeth
Serves Us Breakfast

Poems from Boston and London
July 2006

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free sample poems

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She Knows Better

On the fourth of July
I wore red, white and blue

American Flag Underwear.
So I didn’t think it would be a problem

during the fireworks
near the Charles River

if I pulled down my pants
and shouted God Bless America!

My wife assured me
it would be.

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Riding The T

I am disappointed to learn
the spokesperson isn’t
Mr. T

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Accommodating Our Diet

Restaurants here
have a standard of putting
a distinguishable “V”
by menu items which are vegetarian.
I feel so welcome here,

until I remember the show “V”
about the lizard aliens
disguised as humans
who came to take over the world
and eat us.

I spend the next five days
in my hotel room
ordering room service
and disguised as
not lizard food.

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Lifelong Dream

...............for Homer Simpson and Roy Orbison

It has always been my lifelong dream
to open a pub in my city
build a Stonehenge in my backyard
live on a clipper ship
have elephants and castles
on every corner

My lifelong dream has always been
to travel in a dumb waiter
install a moat
have a train stop underneath my house
understand the difference between beer and beer

If I were to tell you my lifelong dream
you’d hear how I wanted to
walk across bridges every day
build a miniature replica of every building and object
be a gentleman of leisure
have a past worth mentioning

My lifelong dream is to have a lifelong dream
live in a house made of wood and stone and marble and wood
interact with chimpanzees

In lifelong dreams I walk with you
In lifelong dreams I talk with you

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introduction | order

A Man With No Teeth Serves Us Breakfast | I'd Like to Bake Your Goods | Stolen Mummies | Brendan Constantine is My Kind of Town
Up Liberty's Skirt | Feeding Holy Cats | Mowing Fargo
| I'm a Jew, Are You? | Lizard King of the Laundromat | I Am My Own Orange County
Paris: It's The Cheese
| Poetry Super Highway | Judaic Links | Rick's Bookmarks | Cobalt Poets
E-mail Rick
| Other Cool Rick Stuff / Upcoming Readings | Who The Hell Is Rick