Treasure Island

James Jarrett

(1963 / California)

Texas Girl


She doesn’t care

If I think about her

But I do

As the sky runs from

Blue to red

And the sunset bleeds out its final hues

Power lines and traffic

Distracting with electric hum

The bustle and blur of modern life

That interjects and controls

But I do

And will

In between the weaving lines of traffic

Crossing dotted lines

That mar my sunset

And sometimes dull my mind

I always will

I can’t help it

She’s my Texas girl


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Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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