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  Choo-choo boy, from his book CWS2 (The Crowded World of Solitude, volume2)
by Albert Russo
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.

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the child hidden in the adult


CHOO-CHOO BOY

he could be thirty five,
forty two or maybe fifty
yet he insists his name is choo-choo boy
“I ain't become a grown-up
and never will
for too much seriousness does the imagination kill
and when l used to fly kites
instead of going to school
my dad would call me half admonishingly
‘where have you been, you good for nothin',you choo choo boy, next time I'll drown you in the pool’”
you ought to see what lies
on the rim of his desk
that gives him wings and gills and fire
his mind takes off as soon as he feels blue
'tis the Dakota lighter and the paper-cutter sailboat
resting by an immaculate space shuttle
with, in its payload compartment, erasers and clips
yet the one thing he relishes most,
even though he's never ridden it, safe in the dreams fueled by Gary Cooper
and 'ole Mae West,
is the Western choo choo train
which serves as his magic piggy bank
with each coin he drops in, he claims,
the heart gets younger
and eternity closer
for, contrary to common belief,
the future is not the arrow
but the bow stretched
to a perfect circle

The Crowded World of Solitude, volume 2


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Reviewed by Odin Roark 4/26/2012
Wonderful imaging from a personal lexicon. (I'm being a bit presumptuous, having read only a few of your poems, but you do seem to have created a roster of thought-realms well furnished with language befitting your convictions and imagination)
Reviewed by Barbara Mercer 5/6/2007
I love this poem, you brought me to his side and made me feel as though I understood him. Thank you.

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The Quatuor of African Novels in a single ebook

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Adopted by an American Homosexual in the Belgian Congo

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Princes and Gods

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Leodine of the Belgian Congo

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Eur-African Exiles

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Zapinette Baguette and Tagliatelle

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I-sraeli Syndrome

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