What Would J.D. Salinger Say?

Avatar Author: Tad Winslow "If you don't work nothing will." Maya Angelou Read Bio

What’s the point
In being anointed a master
Among the disjointed word crafters,
Feather headed bird bathers,
And phonies who only slather slander on?
I hear each pawn soar in song—
“Caw! My candor is a con,
Money is the convention
I swore my soul upon."

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  1. Avatar Wednesday [PJ] ((LoA))

    That’s beautiful. I can assume this isn’t quite a Salinger memorial (bit late) but still an awesome reference to the genius.

  2. Avatar Tad Winslow

    I wrote it when he passed away this last winter in his home of Cornish New Hampshire (and I posted it on here a while ago but decided to delete it and re-post cuz it didn’t have a single view.) I live in NH— a small state, not much happens here, and I had no idea he was living nearby, that’s how much he guarded his privacy. Catcher In The Rye is one of my all time faves. Thanks PJ