I stand in the shadows
As the sun burns the pavement,
And girls with cracked heels
Never look back.
A mother chastises her children
And warns them of the consequences
When their father gets home.
The father is in a hotel room
Two hundred miles away,
With a woman who thinks
He's a pilot,
They both take to the air.
Fat with self-importance
Stares with laser eyes
For an opportunity
To practice his skill with a taser.
An old man
Fueled with hops and yeast
Matted beard and rheumy eyes.
Performs a monologue,
Populated with forgotten words.
A pinstriped suit
Under an arm bereft of deodorant.
Is just another day
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(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
William Butler Yeats
(13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939)
(August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971)
Alfred Lord Tennyson
(6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892)
(12 May 1812 – 29 January 1888)
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