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My name's Al Smith. I’m doing my part for the environment. My name’s been recycled. I was named after my grandfather. When I was born my family was so poor that even my name’s a hand-me-down.

I’m not normal. I’m a twin. My twin and I have always been close. We started life as wombmates. It snowed the day we were born and our parents almost slid off the road on the way to the hospital. When our mother was in the delivery room, my twin said, “It’s a cold and dangerous world out there.” It’s not my fault I was born first. I was pushed!

I graduated from high school in Monticello, Utah. Monticello’s elevation is 7,000 feet (2134 meters). Since I now live in San Diego on the coast, you could say that my life’s gone downhill.

So I was raised Mormon and turned out gay. That means I’m entitled to multiple husbands.

I have two associate degrees, one in computers and one in electronics, which is why I’ve spent most of my career in health and now write poetry.

I think poetry can be about anything
And it’s not just for a special affair,
So my rhymes are written concerning
People’s everyday wear and tear.

You can read my latest poetry posted to my blog: Data Et Errata

There’s a lot of disappointment in my life. Every time I look for my name in the newspaper, I never see it in the obituaries.

Questions or comments, send me an email: n2501znsd @ gmail . com
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