addendum to my last post

Punctuation Is Not My Friend

The old used car salesman
Washes the plaster from his hands
Cleans the blades and combs
Back his matted hair.

Remembering every overweight
Chain smoking con-man
He’s ever had the pleasure
Of challenging, beady eyes,
And smoky halos.

As the evening clouds
Roll across a flat blue
Florida sky, behind lights
From another softball field,
He sets his course.

True north, oh yes, true north
Sailing into Boston on 95,
The south left behind somewhere
Between Richmond and Washington
The plaster and the prostitution
Washes right out.

Twenty-six lines in verse
At least as many in life,
A river wedding, another place,
Life sings in the wind
Of a rolled down window
As another face ages.



About anthonyuplandpoetwatkins born in Jackson, The United States August 04, 1959 gender male website genre Poetry, Historical Fiction influences James M. Lancaster, Brenda Black White, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, and Al Filreis member since March 2011 About this author edit data As one of the most public lives ever lived by a private citizen, there is little about me that isn't already available at Facebook or Shelfari and countless other places. Poet, writer, construction worker, salesman, truck driver, climber into the attics of total strangers, father and husband, and all around one of the luckiest men on the planet. My luck continued with a win in the June Goodreads Newsletter Contest! What an honor! http://anthonyuplandpoetwatkins.wordp... Additional Influences: Bob Dylan, William Faulkner, Barbara Kingsolver, Gloria Naylor, Eudora Welty
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2 Responses to addendum to my last post

  1. Jana Meredith says:

    Log your blogs, keep them coming & thank you my friend, thank you.

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