Two Poems by Larry Thomas
Art by Chuck Collins
C.D. (Chuck) Collins is a fourth-generation native Texan, a true lover of all things Texas. He is a lifelong musician, playwright, former oilman, geologist, loving family man, former praise band leader, rock/blues guitarist, and songwriter. His book, "A Picture of Me: The Lyrical Poetry of a Texas Minstrel", was published on Amazon in 2018. Chuck worked as a mechanic, convenience store clerk, and had a small yard/landscape service in college. During and just after college he did field mapping in Texas for the USGS, during which time he fell in love with the Big Bend area. Chuck graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1979 with a degree in Geology. Chuck first took art in the 7th grade and has painted on and off ever since. Since retiring in 2021, he has focused on painting and writing.