Of sheep, earwigs, and the time, now

The unshorn sheep belly deep in spring grass look like fava beans…

I can’t escape the thought that unshorn sheep 


 belly high in spring grass look like fava beans.  That’s what the poem I’m working on has to explore. And what makes that so funny? I don’t think poems should have a punch line, but this one does—later, the sheep have babies that look like navy beans. Right?

And in the garden, I am trying to make my peace with earwigs.  You?  Are they cleaning up after me?  I could use the help.  I spare you the earwig image. Poor little space aliens.

Meanwhile, my friend, songwriter George Parrish, said of Chained Dog Dreams,  “Reading it  felt like taking a life supplement, almost- sort of like a vitamin B shot for the spirit. Thank you.”

So gentle souls, here’s a gentle reminder or for some, a first ask:

About a month ago, I sent word that my poetry collection Chained Dog Dreams is being published by Finishing Line Press. In case you do plan to purchase a copy, now would be the right time to do it. Advance sales end in a few short weeks, summer weeks at that (they do seem to go by more quickly to me)—and FLP determines its press run—in fact, whether they can run it at all—based on advanced sales, so they ask me to step way out of my comfort zone and seek sales.

The hardback book is $19.99 plus $2.99 shipping and can be purchased online at:

www.finishinglinepress.com  Once there search “new releases” for Guerrero-Murphy.  

If you have any difficulty with that web-site, please email flpbookstore@aol.com

OR send a check for $22.98 to:

Finishing Line Books

PO Box 1626

Georgetown, KY 40324

OR, if you send a check to me directly I will waive shipping and for a few of you till I run out, include a copy of my first book Tablewalking at Nighthawk when I ship the new bookEmail me for my mailing address.

Now is the time.  If you already ordered the book, thank you.  I hope you enjoy it! I will keep you informed about readings and book signings to come.  Ship date is the first week of November 2019.

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