That’s what I learned on TV.
The first fish to crawl from the muck
became me.
These hands were fins;
lungs, once gills.
I shot my sperm in the water
without getting laid.
Now I jerk into Kleenex.
Big difference.

Image CreditDavid Clode

Lance Jencks has been writing poetry for fifty years. In the 1970s he earned an MFA in Playwriting and a PhD in Contemporary Theatre. In the 1980s he published his verse-based roman รก clef, "The Wisdom of Southern California," then toured that region with a one-man show of the same name. Lance has been an advertising copywriter, a stock-and-bond broker, and the guy who hooks your car to the chain at the car wash. He lives today in Newport Beach, California, where he was recently featured in the epic bodysurfing movie "Dirty Old Wedge" on Amazon.