Bifocal When fresh and clear, his lenses missed little, near or far, and focused in his youthful days on friends who would behave in ways he saw were good. But those more distant, who seemed so raw, looked more content. With age, he saw both near and far are what we are.
Ralph La Rosa, retired from professing American Literature, has published critical prose on major American writers and has also placed fiction, poetry, and film scripts. These days, he mostly writes poetry, appearing widely on the Internet, in print journals, and in the chapbook Sonnet Stanzas and the full-length collections Ghost Treesand My Miscellaneous Muse: Poem Pastiches & Whimsical Words.