Ken Chavez was born and raised in Laramie,Wyoming. He is currently a night custodian for the Albany County School District #1. Ken has been known to enjoy oil-painting and some wood-carving on occasion. Writing is a new medium for him to explore. His poem “Mop” is his simplistic/Zen approach to man’s universal connection with general labor. “In the Middle” another poem, conveys his admiration and respect for Wyoming’s vast sky and the sense of self it grants us daily.