Whereforto Ye Wanderers

Whereforto Ye Wanderers.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

raymond carver love song

roadway workers
and trivia stars,
staring out the window
looking at the cars.
all the computers of the world.
the uncanny lovesongs on 107.7.
the ghost in the dive bar radio or
cowboy boots tapping on dusty carpet.
catch a blue sky in a deliberate glance.
in the casino queen
the rule is chance.
and you lose your money over
mid-priced vodka tonics,
and all those shiney lights
on the slot machines.
this is a superbowl ad
on a secondhand tv.
then it came to me,
waiting for her i sojourn
to the shop n save grocery cart line.

that tobacco you left on the bar---
has it sprouted yet?

in the midst of the day
is it too late
to start again?