welcome home totem

bad to the bone guitar riff
ring tone going off
in the seat in front of me
you’re a professional
man in seat 41 says
about my train travel extravaganza
true that i think

thirsty yet he asks
in regards to his
previous offer of a
morning bevvie on him
no thanks i
deny a second time

highway patrol asking
if they can drug-dog-sniff
my bags i say
i think it’s stupid
(as in: no, i don’t consent)
but do what you have to do

cat in a field
at highway edge a
welcome home totem
amongst cornfield stubble

paper hearts
mica hands me
a welcome-home offering

emory blue-haired and perched in
loft fort says something
about how i’d been gone so long
he forgot what i looked like


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s