David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines

APED: "for reh and hbp"

The oil boom's long since busted
and the Cross Plains sands are bare
and you're looking for the writer but the writer isn't there
and in the house an aging man still mourns his wife and son,
and on the Packard's front seat there's a gun.

The bottle's rim is crusted,
resting by the empty chair
and you're looking for the writer but the writer isn't there
and on the windowsill the pigeons frolic in the sun,
and on the empty table there's a gun.

He should have adjusted,
but he can't. she isn't there.
If you're looking for the writer then you'll find him in despair
The drawer must have a pencil -- he's lost her, lost everyone --
...that's odd. He can't remember buying a gun.
Tags: a poem every day

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