Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 05/10/19

 

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A Big Blue Borrowed Indian

Wrestle the beast on gravel backroad
past the old signpainter’s apocalyptic
black-on-white brush painted ravings
it’s like fucking marbles underneath
these big whitewalled skirted tires
this big blue borrowed loose wired
Indian cutting out magneto snapping
just make it to the highway and then
to her place, we’ll take her car out to
the roadhouse, dance and drink and
no tomorrows or yesterdays can
catch us there on that waxed floor
cold beers hot shots, liberties taken
in the booth, tongues tasting night
sliding in unnoticed where did all
these people come from jukebox
gone a band is playing and then I
have to catch a ride to find that big
blue borrowed Indian last call they
blink the lights and mine go dark.
©Guinotte Wise all rights reserved
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Guinotte Wise writes and welds steel sculpture on a farm in Resume Speed, Kansas. His short story collection (Night Train, Cold Beer) won publication by a university press and enough money to fix the soffits. Five more books since. A 4 X Pushcart nominee, his fiction and poetry have been published in numerous literary journals including Atticus, The MacGuffin, Santa Fe Writers Project, Rattle and The American Journal of Poetry. His wife has an honest job in the city and drives 100 miles a day to keep it. Some work is at http://www.wisesculpture.com

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