is a writing instructor in the Syracuse, New York, area. As well, he is an editor for the journal Clockhouse Review.
" I saw the remake of 12 Angry Men a few years ago and was drawn to the amount of character detail squeezed into the script, and I loved how Jack Lemmon reacted with each person in the room. That led to a spin through the Lemmon catalog. I am continually struck by the different strains of drama and comedy Lemmon can add to a film, sometimes in the same scene, so I tied it into my own thoughts for the day for this poem. "