Please Forgive Me (an introduction)


As I sit at this keyboard

Hearing the thick, methodical tapping of my fingers,

I wonder if this will

Make me famous

(that WOULD be nice)

Or at least

Mildly renowned.


I could be John Haines

(without the mood)

Or Stephen King

(without the accident)

Or just plain happy

(perhaps with a touch of fame…)


But if, somehow, along this

Barren road of authorship I happen to

Fall on my face,

Please forgive me.

(but I doubt John Haines or Stephen King would do anything of the sort)