Dreaming of Boats
There's a brown leather sofa on the curb marked "free"
There's an '87 Jimmy with a flat tire and rusty fenders
down on Dows marked "runs $200 or best offer"
There's a new stop sign at the bottom of Center
that nobody's shot up yet. Sure as shit county
gonna be lurking around behind the daycare around five
That wanna be a cowboy that runs the Jesse
installed some slots a few years back, now he's selling booze
where the DVD's used to be.
I don't know his name, never did anyway,
but I bought a couple ugly Bics from him today
because nobody steals ugly lighters.
Seems like things are looking up at Splitrock
a lot of boats in the driveways. I always wanted
a boat. But I got a lay-off instead in '09.
Got a hunk of plaster, though.
Just clinging to the lathe above the coffee machine.
Gonna crack my head wide open one day.
Gonna crack my head open when I pour
when I pour that first cup on a grit-eye morning
on a grit-eye morning still dreaming of boats.