Thursday, January 12, 2012
55 - State of the Union
i found Minnesota today
in detritus along the roadway
without even knowing it was missing
cause they don't bother milk carton-ing
of things that are broken
but now you reside in my pocket
where rugged edges
bite each time i sit
my elementary teacher
would be proud,
the Capitol(s), i no longer forget
Tell a story in 55 words. Give it a try, or just read more, go see g-man.
Found this the other day and the thought popped in my head about whole states disappearing without anyone noticing. Guess I found a little dark humor in that, and the current socio-economic-political climate. Thus the intentional mis-spelling of capital at the end as well.
If you are in or around Richmond, VA tomorrow night, I will be one of the feature poets at Art 6 downtown. Come on out, it starts at 7 pm.