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Sick October Legends

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lovejunkie
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0 posted 10-19-2004 02:36 PM       View Profile for lovejunkie   Email lovejunkie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lovejunkie

My brother told me stories
     of men escaping Indiana
     after a high school victory
of beer bottles and seventy-nine cent meals
     in the back of a white
     hundred dollar van
of going to the West Coast
     driving seventy-two hours straight
     reaching their perpetual freedom
     and finding cold waters and towering trees
of bringing back photographic memories
     of the limitless spectrum of mauves
     drapped across the Nevada desert
of the stinging nights spent chatting with lizards
     and scorching days spent battling dragons
of staring up at the clouds
     and not being quite right
     and forgetting how the story goes
of driving ninety miles to Key West
     speeding along a narrow bridge
     and not having enough cash
     to spend the night in a small pink motel
of driving those same ninety miles back
     on the same bridge
     with disappointment
     and a curse for the Rich Man under his breath
of coming home to a jailcell
     with a bottle of antidepressants in the glove compartment
of tipping a bottle of whiskey
     into his mouth and off of the pier
     and jumping in after it
     to sip the last few drops of warm vunerability.

[This message has been edited by lovejunkie (10-19-2004 06:40 PM).]

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1 posted 10-19-2004 03:09 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

This reminds me of someone just like that...
only it was Septembers Boys...

Enjoyed the reminisce...
quatro
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2 posted 10-19-2004 03:27 PM       View Profile for quatro   Email quatro   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit quatro's Home Page   View IP for quatro

What a trip!  I enjoyed this read!
quatro
Huan Yi
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3 posted 10-19-2004 09:13 PM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi

This is not bad
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a piece of a puzzle
 
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