Saturday, January 05, 2008

bar canon

the poor
are so full
of how bad
their lives are
the rich
are full of
stories about
how much
fun they are having

i sit
at the bar
and listen
and struggle
anxious about one
embarrassed about the other
having been both
to believe
any of it

i m scared
to say it
but glad to be

too bad
buk can t
be here
to enjoy this
so well sorted


Richard Kay said...


Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Richard! Glad you stopped by for a visit and left a comment. I hope to see you often.

Pat Paulk said...

Old "buk": good, or cheap liquor, and horse racing was a way of life. Love his writing.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Yeah Pat I'm a fan of his too! I'm not much of a proponent of airport bars but I did this one for him. Thanks for sharing that, my friend.

ozymandiaz said...

Yet both are mired in illusion, tying their hearts to paper and plastic

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hey Ozy! Hope the holiday season was wonderful for you! And yes, it is clearly two voices in perfect harmony singing the wrong song. That was the thing that struck me too. Thanks for the great comment, my friend!

Ruela said...

Hi Russell!
Like it very much...

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi Ruela! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season, my friend. I'm glad you liked this and thanks for the great comment.

Pris said...

I like this!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi Pris! Hope your holidays were great. Glad you scrolled down for this one. Thanks for those happy words!