RD McManesRD McManes

Born 1953, McAlester OK
Resides in Topeka KS

R.D. McManes is the author of seven books of poetry.  Mr. McManes has had over five-hundred poems published in magazines and e-zines across the globe.   He has conducted poetry workshops and related writing presentations for the Kansas Author’s Club . Mr. McManes enjoys writing and his hobbies are fishing and golf.


across the table
my imagination begins
to take shape

her candle burns
from both ends
me in the middle

in perfect step
a scarlet scarf dances
around the neck

empty farmhouse
a calendar yellows
on the kitchen wall