I told my dude I would go off and do him proud,
that I would return someday with a beautiful
girl on my waist and we'd smile at each other
with those knowing smiles.
But say I bring back a full-fledged woman, her
beauty a mere side-story to the intricate plot
inside her, one who instantly and completely
understands everything beneath our sly smiles.
But we know better than to expect that:
We expect nothing or everything
but certainly nothing to remove or dilute
this slyness, these smiles, my dude.
KG Newman is currently the sports editor at the Alamogordo Daily News in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
A Denver native and graduate of Arizona State University, he's a baseball junkie,
part-time rapper and full-time lover of women in sun dresses. He has been published in
numerous literary journals, including Curbside Splendor, Lines+Stars, Blue Lake Review and
To read more of his work, visit kinggriffeypoetry.blogspot.com