Descent by Don Kingfisher Campbell

Thirty seven years
Thirty one catholic
Twenty six masturbating
Twenty four going to Poo Bah’s Records
Twentieth anniversary lost virginity
Nineteen paying taxes
Eighteen as a father
Seventeen chapbooks
Sixteen years since Gaylin’s death
Fifteen caught joyriding by Deputy Sheriff John (my dad)
Fourteen years substitute teaching
Thirteeth summer of Upward Bound coming
Twelve years ago father died
Eleven sexual partners
Ten years college
Nine years public school
Eight residences
Seven cities
Six years cohabitating
Voted for five losing presidential candidates
Four eyes
Three marriages
Two children
One penis

Don Kingfisher Campbell, MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los
Angeles, publisher of the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, organizer of
the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival, and host of the Saturday Afternoon
Poetry reading series in Pasadena, California. For publication credits,
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