Not Quite What I Was PlanningSix-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure
HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.Copyright © 2008 Larry Smith
All right reserved.ISBN: 9780061374050
After Harvard, had baby with crackhead.
Seventy years, few tears, hairy ears.
Watching quietly from every door frame.
Catholic school backfired. Sin is in!
Savior complex makes for many disappointments.
Nobody cared, then they did. Why?
Some cross-eyed kid, forgotten then found.
She said she was negative. Damn.
Born in the desert, still thirsty.
A sake mom, not soccer mom.
I asked. They answered. I wrote.
No future, no past. Not lost.
Extremely responsible, secretly longed for spontaneity.
Joined Army. Came out. Got booted.