Bullheads

Bullheads by Gary C. Busha

Announcing the 12th mini, pocket-size chapbook by Gary C. Busha. The book measures 3-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches and is 27 pages. Cover color will vary.

The newest release is Bullheads, featuring the theme of growing, more ol’ man poems, and of course cleaning bullheads. Most of these poems have been published before. This book is a selection of some of them. Here are a couple of excerpts:

The ol’ man levels the dock by eyeball

He drove in the posts and nailed on cross-braces
and got them level enough by eye, and I helped to slide
the three dock sections out and finally the big platform end.
He was wearing hip boots at first and then got the waders.

How does it look? Level enough? Looks good to me, I said.
A little crooked, but good enough for government work, he said.

A few more taps on the posts with the 16-pound sledge
and she’s in solid. Then we carried the bench out to the platform
and put the hand railing on one side.

I got the coffee can full of nightcrawlers and some flat rocks
from the shoreline to hold the cane poles.
The ol’ man blew his nose and spat in the water. I spat too.

Let’s fish, the ol’ man said as he lit a factory rejects cigar.

Pickles

I believe
a giant octopus
lives in an urn
in the basement
ready to curl its
spiney arms
around me

One day
I find the urn
strung with cobwebs
in a rubble
of dusty lumber
Inside are alligators
afloat
in the Sargasso Sea.

5 USD – Check/cash only – payable to Wolfsong Pubs., 3123 S. Kennedy Dr., Sturtevant, WI 53177 USA. query: gbusha@wi.rr.com – Allow 2 weeks. Provide complete street mailing address. Buy 3 get the 4th one free

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