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 #26 

April
2013


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a poem by Niall Rasputin

unexpected visitor

watching the world die
from an ancient rocking chair

porch light flickers
small mischievous shadows grow taller & meaner

shotgun hefted into business position
I ask who the hell goes there

the approaching demon just smiles
strokes his black beard
and hums an old Johnny Cash song

as he slowly ascends the creaky wooden stairs

© by Niall Rasputin

 
Gutter Eloquence Magazine ~ Issue #26 ~ April 2013