The Flag by Richard Evans it hung there like a noose around the neck of a people a road map in red and black with a series of right turns this destination unknown to me a boy half of twenty-one father was seeking shocked at what he found his stare a chisel to stone a large oak desk the trio who sat behind it bald, boots, tattoos with menace and calm grabbed hold of our eyes aborting peripheral vision a three second eternity chilled the air then the middle one chirped may we help you
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Originally from Los Angeles, California the poet Richard Carl Evans was born in the year 1957. A high school graduate and avid reader he began writing song lyrics around 1990. This led to the discovery of the book ‘Writing the Natural Way’ by Gabrielle Lusser Rico. It was the examples in this book that introduced him to the world of poetry.