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Johann Murray


Dance partner extraordinaire, and my former life partner for 17 years, Johann is now pursuing the life of his dreams teaching physical education at Peru State College. 




                                       A Kiss

This ain’t a simple song—
Wasn’t me said so.
This ain’t a simple poem—
Wasn’t me said so. 
Was me, though, said this:
Nothin’s complex as a kiss,
It alters many a course,
It put the Man on a cross.
Nothin’s simple in a kiss—
Was me said this.




War Hawk

            I will never understand
                  hunting deer, elk, or pheasant
                            when killing my fellow man
                                    appears to be as pleasant.