Poet's showcase

you

By Ed Tato


you've been drinking too much

again

and huffing paint stripper

while your wife's at work


you've been meaning to get in touch

with someone


you can't make the music

loud enough

you hear some maudlin song

from your twenties


(maybe it's Joy Division

maybe it's Nina)


you can't remember who that was


headlights hit the intersection at fifty

you start off the curb

but feel the leash

hanging from your wrist


-- Ed Tato is a Lawrence poet. Poet's Showcase features work by area poets. Submit your poetry via e-mail with a subject line of Poet's Showcase to mpaget@ljworld.com or send typewritten (not handwritten) submissions to Mindie Paget, 645 N.H., Lawrence 66044, attn: Poet's Showcase. Teen writers should submit their work to the 18 & Under page at teens@ljworld.com.

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