Stroke began process;
prostate cancer
finished the job.
Now I recline
home hospital bed,
scattering truffled wisdom—
buried but pungent
for those with the nose.
Dig; uncover bon mot;
share with others.
Learn by mistakes…
making them mine

Image credit:Donald Teel

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 á 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.