Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 07/01/22

poor soldier

I’ve got to do some hedge trimming
you know what I mean
pruning the prunes
which used to be plums
and then I think
who the hell is going to see them anyway
except the wife
who doesn’t really care
all she cares about is does it still work
can she still get my attention
to stand at attention
you know what I mean
as long as it straightens up
like a private when the colonel walks in
that’s all that matters
and I guess that’s all that really matters to me
but it’s getting lost down there
buried in the nature blinds
poor soldier
I suspect one day I’ll go looking
and he’ll be AWOL
wouldn’t blame him
the war’s been over for some time now

©2022 Kurt Newton All rights reserved.

Kurt Newton

Kurt Newton’s poetry has appeared in Hobo Camp Review, Heroin Love Songs, and Horror Sleaze Trash. His poetry collection, Nazi Swastika Bikini Wax Illuminati, was published by Alien Buddha Press.

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