Michael Philips


Michael Philips Poems

1. Bad Art 5/5/2005
2. Golf Pro 11/4/2005
3. Cowboys 5/5/2005
4. Aunt Rita 2/4/2005
5. A Shitty Valentines Day 10/31/2005
6. Bagging Kid Charlemagne 3/31/2005
7. The One True Religion 3/11/2005
8. No More Communists To Kick Around Anymore 5/3/2005
9. Colleagues Who Die 1/7/2005
10. Sports Section 1/15/2005
11. Cat Lover 11/23/2005
12. One Day at the Flea Market 3/28/2005
13. Touchdown 12/1/2005
14. Getting it Wrong 4/20/2005
15. Route 66 for President 7/31/2005
16. Oh No! Not Another Love Poem 1/20/2005
17. Last Will 1/9/2005
18. Pantoum For A Camping Trip 6/24/2005
19. Sun Tzu’s Art of War (Newly Revised & Updated) 2/2/2005
20. What To Say To Your Captor 1/17/2005

Naming the Boat

When we first bought the boat
My dad was focused on the rigging
The types and locations of winches and cleats
The sizes of the genoas and spinnakers
Making sure all halyards routed back to the cockpit
My attention was on coming up with a name
How about Clytemnestra?
I liked the sound of it
Like a bird taking flight from its nest

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