After his divorce, the author broke his engagement to his lover and began to live alone. Within four months he was in love again. The poetry in this volume covers his relationship with three more women before he found his soul mate and wife, Carolyn. The poetry in Volume Seven was written between February 1982 and March 1985.


Poem 792 Thursday, 1:28 PM April 29, 1982
Waiting for a bath
Waiting for the
hot water
in the
water heater
to get hot
so I
can soak
and let
my body
feel insulated
as in
a womb.
Just as I curled up
when I got home.
feeling good
at first
remembering you.
And then
of being alone
for another.