Travis Bowden


Distilled Between 4: 57 A.M. And 5: 15 A.M - Poem by Travis Bowden

it's sometime in the morning, between
blue and black - the sun isn't up, but the sky
almost lies and says so. Happy Days

is on the t.v., some re-run with Fonzie
wearing a Hawaiian ring of flowers around his neck,
and i think: 'i need a catch phrase...'

if only i could say, 'hhhheeeyy' and there
i would be: smooching some girl who i had no intention
of loving.

but the end credits roll before the action
begins, and i'm stuck standing: remote
turning the television off, reeking of cigarettes

and alcohol. oh, another bottle of jack
that will lead me to an empty bed, where drunk enough
i can pretend a pillow is 'anyone u.s.a.'

it is not the easiest way of living, i can
assure you of that. it is lonely and it is
empty.

but surrounded by books and friends, i can take a final
shot and say, 'cheers, ' to everything around
me.

here is to you: cheers Tylor, Yves, to Sartre, to Richard,
Hunter S. so and so, to Bukowski, to my
father...

to my will which hands out
C.D.'s and books and clothes that fit
a bit too small.

buy me a tombstone on the moon in some dark
spot that reads:
I NEED A CATCH PHRASE


Comments about Distilled Between 4: 57 A.M. And 5: 15 A.M by Travis Bowden

  • (7/2/2005 8:35:00 AM)

    Very dark and brooding....I like the end of it. Good write! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 2, 2005



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