Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 08/09/19


Living on Scratch Tickets

Sweating alcohol.
Living in the park.
Wearing a torn suit coat on a 90-degree day.

The lost wanderer with protruding gums stumbles to the checkout
line at the White Hen Pantry to cash in his 5-dollar scratch ticket winnings.

He thanks the non-committal clerk, picks up his coat hanger radio antenna.
I pay for my newspaper and remind myself to remember him.

Then write these words of observational suicide.

©Dan Provost all rights reserved


Dan Provost’s poetry had been published throughout the small press for many years. His latest chap, Wear Brighter Colors–was published by Analog Submissions Press. He lives in Berlin, New Hampshire with his wife Laura.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s