I am the RiverTalker , the author of the Oak,
The one who gets inspired by the far and distant smoke.
But I am also of New Brunswick, the province of my birth,
A Canadian transplanted to the Tropic climes of earth.
I am the RiverTalker, of Yellow Roses fame,
And Detective MacKenzie is my alter ego's name.
But I was also an attorney who practiced in the courts,
But at a certain point of life, I tried a trade of different sorts.
I am the RiverTalker, who wrote of scandals sad,
Like when Mickey Mouse turned out so very bad.
But I am also a watercolorist, who paints of rural life,
And married to a teacher, my brilliant, lovely wife.
I am the RiverTalker, who writes with many friends,
Fellow would-be authors, pursuing literary ends.
But I would love to hear, a self-tribute from them all,
A gallery of authors to hang upon the wall.