Douglas G. Brown


Epitaph for Dorothy Parker

How tragic that I had to die;
Beneath your feet, my ashes lie.
I care not what you say of me,
But find some other place to pee.

Douglas G. Brown is a New England Yankee, having been born in Belfast, Maine. In fifth grade, his first poem was an irreverent elegy on a local hero, Admiral William Veazie Pratt: “Admiral William Veazie Pratt/Did not expire just like that;/At 87, he went blind,/And then he slowly lost his mind.” His classmates enjoyed it, but the teacher scolded him for “not taking poetry seriously enough.” He has been not taking poetry seriously enough ever since. His work has been published by the Maine Limerick Project, Trinacria, LightLighten Up Online, The New Statesman, The Oldie, and The Spectator.