the NOMAD JUNKIE
words & recordings of an Outside Artist
the poems, prose, and passion of Dennis Leroy Kangalee
I've been addicted to the flight,
the albatross reason
and the eternal search
for something I couldn't explain or give or create or destroy.
Some people wander and travel because they enjoy it.
I did it because I had to.
And the culture of a tramp deepens with every turn of the key and every palm that has to be greased, every dime counted, or foreign coin stolen. We were rebels who became gutter-punks. We were royalty who lost an empire and a home, but gained the gift of loyalty and empathy.
Along the way, the writer in me was born.
Anybody who has remained unwavering in his or her passions, amidst the stench of betrayal, unemployment, and humiliation -- has to become a writer.
Your mind wouldn't know what else to do.
Purchase the Nomad Junkie's 2010 re-issued chapbook -- replete with additional selections from the Outlaw Poetry Network! Poems originally written in response to the Gulf Coast Oil Spill, the devastation of Haiti, and inner turmoil as he wrestled with his own lies, hypocrisy, and weaknesses -- LYING MEAT is Dennis Leroy Kangalee's first collection of poems that seek to enlighten, challenge, and entertain.
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Copyright 2002-2012 Writings of the Nomad Junkie. All rights reserved by Dennis Leroy Kangalee.