Following thirty-one years as a U.S. Army musician, Gordon Kippola earned an MFA in creative writing at the University of Tampa. His work has appeared (or is forthcoming) in Third Wednesday Magazine, The Courtship of Winds, Southeast Missouri State University Press, Literary Juice, and other splendid, discerning journals.

KEEPING A RUNNING TALLY

Gordon Kippola

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Poetry

February 2017

genetically gifted

biannual dabblers

 

elderly show-offs

and kids over six

 

short-legged

overweight

 

knee-braced

pain-hobbled

 

worn-out-shoe wearers

cancer survivors

 

and everyone else

who runs faster than me

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