Excerpt from Larry Rogers' LIVE FREE OR CROAK
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- Published: Friday, 15 September 2017 17:03
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For Mrs Rogers
At 65, I'm still bringing apples
with bites taken out of them
to a kindergarten teacher, the one
I married 33 years ago; and she
is still having to remind me
not to resent authority so much
and not to play so rough with others.
a little concoction
rumored to be
something the Vietnamese
and part who-knows-what.
Just enough alcohol
to lift our spirits
our hearts and minds,
and not quite enough
to kill us.