In the Aviary
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First poems. Near Lacombe ; Saints ; Building ; The angels in Baltimore cemetery ; The sweeper ; Potatoes ; Turnpike game ; For four newsmen murdered in Saigon ; To one dead at twenty of self-Immolation by fire ; Toward San Francisco -- In the aviary. The death team ; South Moccasin ; In the aviary ; The poem about blue loons ; Grasshoppers ; Flagpole sitter ; The problems, the models -- At irony's picnic. To chronicle small beer ; Badlands ; My kindergarten girl friend ; Dude ranch ; When the twain finally meet ; Measuring the tree ; At irony's picnic -- An author of pantomime. When the dish ran away with the spoon ; The hot pants polka ; The answer ; How to teach creative writing ; Varmint calling ; Making my television debut in the First National Bank of America ; The bigamist ; An author of pantomime -- Life in these United States. Playing character roles at the Lyric Theater ; "What Youngstown needs is good representation" ; Life in these United States ; Humor in uniform ; Everything you own ; Growing up in the depression of the Seventies ; Vigilantes ; Why he writes poems instead of his congressman ; When Guy Lombardo died -- The meeting. Report from the past ; Revenge ; The last night ; The smallest thing on Earth ; Hunger ; The meeting.