Monday, December 05, 2011

Kevin Cummings: Two Poems


I never paid much attention in physics
But after a couple of beers
And remembering that man was capable of the atomic bomb
And landing on the moon
I stumble out the door into the night
Trying my damndest to piss on the stars
Failing Miserably.  



I left the car on empty
Walking the half mile to the tracks
To watch the boxcars,
Cutting the horizon in two,

I dreamt of places,
Of stories told in miles.

You told me to run from this place

I swear I’m trying,

But I haven’t left;
Afraid there’d be no home
To come back to.

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