Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Ian Hartley- Three Poems



PICTURE THIS...

In the theater a movie plays.
The Last Picture show. Black and
White. Tragedy. Dust bowl.

Another movie plays. The Good,
The Bad, and the Ugly. Clint
Eastwood. Guy has a lot of
Guts.

Leave the theater. Go home.
Watch television. Nothing’s
On.

Like there’s no action to
Be had. Popcorn kernel at
The bottom of my shoe.

AMSTERDAM

Another part of the
World. Art. Music.
Finding oneself.
Nothing to be found
In the alleys. Just
Cats.

CHAIN MAN

Blue package.
Each smoke rolled.
Tight. Good tobacco.

Toasted. Brown.
Like opening a present.
Smiling. Dying.
There’s still more to
Come. Friend.

How about another for
The road?


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