His books can be found at https://www.amazon.com/default/e/B001KMHBYK/ref I had to laugh out loud when I went to his page to get the link. The first book was called. Flashing My Shorts. That was Sal. I can't say enough about his short stories and highly recommend Flashing My Shorts.
THERE ARE NO BEGGARS IN HEAVEN
There are no supplicants in Heaven.
For what might they ask? They have it all.
Only in this life do they wait
on breadlines, make wishes, pray
away disastrous outcomes.
This is the life of worry
and illusion. At every bend
we face, unpreparedly alone,
clever demons whose playthings
we squander, those ecru trinkets
that neither polish nor magic
can whiten to seraphic purity.
Here, we blindly live out our days,
unalarmed by inevitable
endings, tickled by success,
neutral to what happens next
when the open-palmed hand is still.
In Heaven, there are no supplicants,
No need to pray for one’s salvation.