altruism (anthology)

Completed in 2008, I subtitled this collection “my life’s purpose.”

At 223 pages and containing 183 poems, “altruism” features five sections, two of which contain entire booklets that I had previously printed a couple copies of for myself. Here are a few excerpts:

section one: more words

it’s not as if the roots were left unwatered (2006)

section two: reason and wisdom

four ambulances (2007)

section three: sicilia

(augusta) (sicilia 14) (2007)

section four: the truth

shopping lists for founding fathers’ families (2007)

section five: altruism

a newer covenant (2007)

I opened “altruism” with this small blurb about its purpose.