TERRY JUDE MILLER
2011 TEXAS HONOR SCROLL AWARD

Terry Jude Miller, 55, Richmond, is a retired professor of E-marketing. He held an Innovation Fellowship at Kaplan University. Poetry publication credits include University of Houston's Bayou Review, Houston Literary Review, and Boston Literary Magazine. He has read his poetry across the U.S. from San Francisco to Miami, New York, and Boston. His first poetry book, "The Day I Killed Superman", was released in 2010. His second book is "What If I Find Only Moonlight?" See amazon.com . Terry founded Fort Bend Poets Group and Fort Bend County Poet Laureate Competition. He is a Virgo.


FULL GRAIN

I walk through corn
behead the princes
of their glory and see
my reflection in a dead
crow's cloudy eye

screams milk-spill above
the corn silk like ice
above running waters,
mistakened for the murder's caw

stalked by infatuated stalks
my path closes behind me
teaches me of time
both coming and going

no matter how overwhelming
there is always direction
up-down rows, rivers,
roads, the tick's trick
is to hang on for the ride

sickle quick through fields
where nicked blood
and tassels litter
the message of the grain
found-lost in youth's abandon

Terry Jude Miller