I jumped straight up
Outta my rollaway bed outside
Our only bathroom.
That wasn’t no .38 or 12 gauge.
I could sleep right thru those reports by then
Aware enough y’know,
But, still clinging to whatever meager dreams…
Naw, this was something else.
Some crazy mf done gone and got hisself a cannon.
N.E. 4th & Kelley.

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Morris McCorvey served as an artist-in-residence schools for the Oklahoma Arts Council for almost 9 years; Program Coordinator for the Westside Community Center here in Bartlesville for a decade; and, Executive director of the Westside Community Center 15 yrs.; Dad, Coach and Papa 30+ years now.

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