Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Poem by Dr. Ernest Williamson III

Etymology of the word Please

can you stay here with me?
I've made peanut butter soup
lentil soup and broiled asp;
to drink there is me and a bottle
of aged vodka.
it is good;
also I have a kiss waiting for your trouble.
and money!
lots of it!
ready to fold and strain
in your pocket!
I know you can stay here with me,
even if I don't look as your desire requires
I can grant many of your wishes with haste
and locks from my head are
free for you to admire.
never mind my wet and salty face;
I just know things before they happen,
especially before they happen
to me.

Dr. Ernest Williamson III has published poetry and visual art in over 380 national and international online and print journals. Some of Dr. Williamson's visual art and/or poetry has been published in journals representing over 30 colleges and universities around the world.His poetry has been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology three times.Dr. Williamson teaches at Nyack College in Manhattan, New York and at Essex County College. Visit Dr. Williamson's website:

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