My friend Salinger…

salinger.jpgHis real name was Jerome David

and he wanted to be left alone,

to write and not be written about

in the shell shock of life’s war;


read nothing more into it than

that he was an ordinary man,

peaceable and quite himself

but with crazy, cussing characters;


there’s more but it’s all crap,

and I don’t feel like going into it

if you want to know the truth.