Jonny Brackney

Rookie (September 26th,1988 / Louisville, Kentucky)

Cocasucks - Poem by Jonny Brackney

you wouldn't know it if you saw him, but
slim was a gorgeous fellow.
he could slick his hair back
shave his face.
a modern Elvis Presley.
he would sit alone at the local bar
and think about his ex-wife and
the kids she took away from him.
he wished he had done things
i never knew how much
a woman could suck from a man
till i saw him sitting alone that night.
and i said
hey slim,
what you moping for?

'......them cocasucks! he yelled at the wall
i sipped my beer
'at whore n her lit'l weasel man!
lit'l coca! ssssucker! ...that's wut he is'

well don't worry bout that, slim.
they don't know what love is.

'love? ...
wha d'you know bout lov! ! ? '

i smell the whiskey on his breath and
crack a smile.

i know anyone who'd marry a bastard like you
doesn't know jack about love, slim.

'ha! ha! y'know somthin, jonny....
y'right! ...
buy me a beer! '

i bought a round.
we talked about beautiful women
and god.

slim died that

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 26, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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