Apple doesn't like listing me as "Will Shakespeare (poetry blogger)"
to differentiate me from the other guy, although everybody else does.
They took my first book but now won't take new ones. (Go figure.)
Since Smashwords distributes my books to Apple anyway,
just go to my Smashwords author page and download EPUBs from there.
Smashwords provides samples of my books also.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


A name often used for a child’s pacifier,
but it can also be used for
any favorite toy of a child or pet.

He clutches the financial pages
Securely under his arm
As he toddles off to lunch.

He laughs when his suit pocket buzzes
As the stock alert comes through.
Thank God for trading apps!

He hurries back to his crib
And pulls up the website
On his laptop.

He murmurs “goo-gle”
As he researches the company names
Dangling just beyond his wallet’s reach.

He sucks happily on a pencil
As the realtime trading data
Pulses across his laptop’s screen.

Now all he needs
Is a pair of footie sleepers
Covered in dollar signs.

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