Door Without a Screen

Lookin’ out

a door without a screen

to

Mr.Red Alley Cat

a screechin’

playin’ that country fiddle

dancin’ on hind feet

tail a waggin’ in the wind

tryin’ to tickle your fancy

against full moon

madness

vainly teaching

insane Arizonans

drinking hillbilly liquor

from a drippin’ boiling still

is like pagan dogs

abandoning

their leafless

family tree

stamping their sweatin’ forehead

with

 a hot branding iron

saying

‘I Like Home Made Rhubarb Pie!’

as it runs down their chin

BUT

you know you lost your Uber ride

once you hung around too long

with that rope loosely cinched

around your rubber neck

jumping off that wobbly chair

cause’

you had the gall to slam the book shut

you read

called

 ‘goodbye cruel world!’

but, why the hell didn’t anyone know what you really wanted

was

to sample a wee bit

of this n’ that

rolling over on a squeaky thrift store mattress

to the other side of the bed

Dreamin’ big

about a world

missin’ holes and pieces

they’ll likely

overlook

and

never build

as a lonesome hungry mosquito lands

bound and gagged

hanging on

 for dear life

on the right corner

of your ear lobe

the night before

whispering all those sweet nothings

refused to you

like a drunk talking stranger’s clichés

you know you’ll never hear

as they walk out that back door

they left wide open

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About Steven Humphreys

I live in 'sunny' California with my lovely wife, three wonderful cats and very handsome dog! I write a lot these days about different subjects I have a 'heartfelt and deep-seated' interest in. I surely hope you will find my articles 'interesting and informative' as well. I sincerely appreciate your interest and you are welcome to visit here as often as you'd like. You can read more 'about me' within this site. Thank you for visiting!
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2 Responses to Door Without a Screen

  1. Oh, the endless possibilities of that open door. Love the imagery here. A very down home feel.

    Liked by 1 person

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