Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Another Reason Why I Love This Town by John Dorsey

on any given day of the week
you might see a woman
in a bathrobe chasing a german shepherd 
on the grass outside the post office

you might say that she
was almost beautiful once
& she might have been

it might have been a wednesday
& she might have been
listening to neil young
sing about the moonlight
while getting that tattoo on her ankle
down the street from some campus bar
a lifetime away from where she is right now

her dog pissing out what looks like
a whole pitcher of flat budweiser
its foaming head watering the lawn
marking its territory
on the past.

About John Dorsey:

John Dorsey lived for several years in Toledo, Ohio. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Teaching the Dead to Sing: The Outlaw's Prayer (Rose of Sharon Press, 2006), Sodomy is a City in New Jersey (American Mettle Books, 2010), Tombstone Factory, (Epic Rites Press, 2013), Appalachian Frankenstein (GTK Press, 2015) Being the Fire (Tangerine Press, 2016) and Shoot the Messenger (Red Flag Press, 2017). He is the current Poet Laureate of Belle, MO. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. 

He may be reached at archerevans@yahoo.com.

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