Four poems - David Oates






so quickly 
black beard with gray 
now gray with black 

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back pain
doctor says
you've got O.L.D.

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hockey game
the zamboni has a driver
and a waver

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his ab exercises
every time a young girl
comes near


David Oates is the host of "Wordland" every Sunday at 8 pm on WUGA-FM. He also hosts Wordmusic, a spoken word and music open mic monthly, at Hendershot's, 7:30 pm tonight and every third Wednesday.(photo by David Noah, 2013)

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