Roger G. Singer
Embers, the real bottom of warmth,
low, growling red,
strengthening against an end.
My eyes pause for moments
while touching the satin of you;
things lost and second chances.
In the life of my eyes
there are pauses where my
thoughts race to catch a breath between beats.
Like a turnstile spinning,
a bus door closing,
rain stopping, the sun setting,
pencils breaking, birthday candles,
I served as a med-tech at MacDill AFB in Tampa Florida for three in half years during the Vietnam era. While stationed at MacDill I attended evening classes through the University of Tampa. When discharged I began studies at the University of South Florida attaining my Associate and Bachelor degrees. In 1973 I attended Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri, attaining my doctorate in 1977. While in active practice I served on the Legislative and Practice Management committees for the American Chiropractic Association, lecturing at a number of chiropractic colleges in the United States, Canada and Australia, and authoring over 50 articles pertaining to chiropractic management and legal guidelines for associates. I have maintained a solo practice for the past 34 years in upstate New York. I have four children; Abigail 32, Caleb 31 (an Army Captain and Airborne Ranger, Andrew 28 and Philip 24.