Four rednecks

wash a 4×4

at 9 pm,

1 block over

a short Guatemalan

flies north

on his bike.


A homeless couple

share love

in the liquor

store parking lot,

her street walker

skirt pulls high

as she stretches

for their embrace.


The gay prom

is packed

with shiny people

being as lovely-perfect

as society seems to

think they aren’t


the hooker

in dirty jeans

raids the free

condoms jar

under the smiling blessing

of the very

gay center director


culture is dirt

stacked a certain way,

here it lies

in the street,

on skin,

mostly in generations.


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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