after

417

the
publication
of my latest book,
i looked at the short stack
of poems that remained in a pile on my desk.

i
threw
them out.

free,
at last,
i turned
to the keyboard

and
smiled.

Image Credit:Lloyd Pick
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Since 1970 John Yamrus has published 26 volumes of poetry, two novels, and one volume of nonfiction. 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.
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