Dualism Of Bowl And Soul by G. Louis Heath

My boss just e-mailed me. He wants to see me.
He tends to email when he is angry, phone when

He is not. I hasten down the hallway, my mind
Occluded with worry. How did he know I was

Reading poetry exulting how I am master of my
Soul? That may be true, but the high personage I

Am about to encounter is the master of my bowl.
I must take care to keep my soul and bowl apart.

G. Louis Heath
G. Louis Heath, Ph.D., Berkeley, 1969, is Emeritus Professor, Ashford University. Clinton, Iowa. He enjoys reading his poems at open mics. He often hikes along the Mississippi River, stopping to work on a poem he pulls from his back pocket, weather permitting. His books include Leaves Of Maple, Long Dark River Casino, and Redbird Prof: Poems Of A Normal U, 1969-1981. He has published poems in a wide array of journals, including Eunoia, Episteme, Black Poppy Review, Lunaris Review, Indiana Voice Review, Whispers, Dead Snakes, Raw Dog Press, Weird Reader, Literary Yard, and Houseboat Literary Magazine.

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