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Sherman Pearl is president of the Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center and was a co-director of the Valley Contemporary Poets. He also helped found the Los Angeles Poetry Festival. A retired journalist and free-lance writer, his work has appeared in more than fifty literary publications and won many awards, including the National Writers Union Prize, judged by Philip Levine, the Margie Magazine Award and second place in the Strokestown (Ireland) International Poetry Competition. He has published five books of poetry, including Profanities and The Poem in Time of War.
Even the cone on the ice cream shop's roof
Even the door's tinkling bells aroused me.
The girl behind the counter wore a tight-
When the girl leaned over the containers
and carried her into the sunlight with me.
Her name was Innocence.
From things without value that nonetheless
THE LAST TELEPHONE BOOTH
It stood on the corner, a relic
© 2012 Sherman Pearl
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