These six-plus decades’ worth of selected poems listed in alphabetical order by title were written over a span of 66 of your ‘mad’ Poet’s 78 earth-years spent on this particular planet (as of January, 2014). They are about activism, agony, childhood, classrooms and schools, Eros, art, dreams and reverie, grief and exultation, tenacity, audacity, mendacity, veracity, rebellion, recollections relished or regretted, sport, the surreal, situational insanity, injustice, joy, whimsy, making music with words, painting pictures with words, making love with words, friends & family, ‘in memoriam,’ twilight time, and ultimate timelessness. A handful of them mourn or celebrate the eight or nine ladies who succeeded in tweaking and twisting the Poet’s innermost viscera at vital crossings. Some are brief; others are longer. Depending on the topic and the Poet’s inclination at the time, some are written in rhymed and metered verse, others in free verse, and yet others as PIPs (poems in prose). Many are painfully (or pleasurably) personal—and with several of them, your Poet includes explicatory commentary. He realizes, too, that he must steel himself in anticipation of possible permanent excommunication by certain not-always-so-anonymous individuals of the distaff persuasion who may become angered upon reading many of the more personal ones, but art must be served at whatever cost!