These of two of my earlier works many years ago that was published in an anthology under a pseudonym; the first won fourth prize in a national contest (it paid only in copies).
Love Shines –
LOVE shines in the darkest places,
beneath the breasts of lonely men
melting hearts that once were frozen,
but will never be again!
Beware the hands of time,
it is a shiftless monster that—
stalks its prey by day,
and does not retreat at night.
(Originally published in 1980 in New Voices in American Literature- under a pseudonym)