~all that needs be~

~the sink drip drips~
~the clock tick tocks~
~sounds deeper than blood~
~engrained like the smell~
~of papa’s cigarettes & momma’s fear~
~he began regretting the future~
~quicker than forgetting the past~
~remembering fellow long riders &~

~comacho charley’s woman~
~sexy damn mean~

~all that needs be~

~this storm~
~this life~
~he thinks~
~he lies~
~reading tolstoy~
~jabbering jibberish~
~on his back~
~standing up~
~with buddy kat~

~I like this cat too much~
~he thinks~
~would have forgiven mother~
~her damned pets~
~if he’d known then~
~what he knows now~

~yes & his son~
~might have been nikolai~
~what a great sound~
~that name~
~no room for that~
~in the bottom of his youth~

~he suffers embarrassment~
~disappointment & shame~
~at the vanity of his used to be~
~a terrible longing~
~deeper than eyeless fish~
~crystal ball blind~
~to have it all back~
~lose none of his knowing~

~as if he finally masters sleep~
~it will be good~
~& all there is~
~all that needs be~

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& wordwulf@wordwulf.com
©graphic artwork & words conceived by & property of
Tom (WordWulf) Sterner©


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