Saturday, May 31, 2014


You don't go wrong with Bobby Byrd

Otherwise, My Life Is Ordinary
Bobby Byrd
Cinco Puntos Press, 2014
701 Texas Avenue
El Paso, Texas


On page 84 of Bobby Byrd's new book of poems

Otherwise, My Life Is Ordinary

I notice while reading a poem

about George Bush that Bobby

spells the name of Katharine Hepburn

as "Kathyrn Hepburn" —

he does it not once, but twice

I say to myself, "Now what's going on here?"

I'm sure but I google anyway because I can

and sure enough I'm right and Bobby is wrong

but I don't plan to say a word to him

or else he'll think I think his book is wrong

and all this book is is right

[ BA ]