AN ABSENCE OF GOOD NEWS – MAY 2017 

Does this imply

bad news,

as all is,

yin and yang?

 

Where on

that wheel

is the wide

gray zone

running thru

the middle

like a fat

river snake?

 

In my house

there is an

absence of good breakfast

my son wants to know

not, if all breakfasts are bad,

but why we call

people from Indiana

Hoosiers.

 

I ask what

should we call them,

to which he replies,

“Indianaians”

and we laugh

and agree it

sounds like a car

that won’t start.

 

“That is why,”

I pronounce.

 

And we eat

a breakfast that

is not so bad.

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About anthonyuplandpoetwatkins

https://www.goodreads.com/AnthonyUplandpoetWatkins born in Jackson, The United States August 04, 1959 gender male website http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?contributorI... 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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