Somewhere Around Dusk

by Joseph D. Reich

i like the image
        of juggling
knives & guns
        while doing
      of madmen
& nuns
      in the crisp
autumn season
          without a home
finally at last
        no longer
        when i’m done
bending over to puke
      over the old
      staticy television
with crib notes
        of past girlfriends
& one-night stands
        neatly stacked
in my back pocket
           doing shout-outs
to god,
        william blake
& t.s. elliot.
          heat kicks on
from the radiator
        under the twinkling
sycamores of fall
        wino winks at me
& falls dead asleep
        on the park bench–
“yes only love
        can break
your heart”

One thought on “Somewhere Around Dusk

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s