Josephine Miles, a vastly underrated Berkeley-based poet, who was A. R. Ammons's teacher, is the subject of an excellent post on Tom Clark's blog today, always worth checking out!
Here's her poem "Reason." And if you go to Tom 's blog and scrol down a bit, you will find some choice works by Joseph Ceravolo. -- DL
Said, Pull her up a bit will you, Mac, I want to unload there.
Said, Pull her up my rear end, first come first served.
Said, give her the gun, Bud, he needs a taste of his own bumper.
Then the usher came out and got into the act:
Said, Pull her up, pull her up a bit, we need this space, sir.
Said, For God's sake, is this still a free country or what?
You go back and take care of Gary Cooper's horse
And leave me handle my own car.
Saw them unloading the lame old lady,
Ducked out under the wheel and gave her an elbow.
Said, All you needed to do was just explain;
Reason, Reason is my middle name.