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Ways To Get Beer Money

Ways To Get Beer Money
April 08
11:27 2014

JOHN BENNETT

(poem originally sent to Bennett’s email list)

Sometimes I
miss the
old days
when I
hustled
college kids
in bars
to a
race on
the track
for
beer money.

One night
I expanded
my territory
& challenged
a hay
bucker &
when I
beat him
instead of
forking over
the ten
bucks he
chased me
around the
field
with a
hay hook.

The last
night I
drank is
the last
night I
did this
sort of
thing,
mid-November
with snow
on the ground.

I threw
my shoes
over the
cyclone fence
along with
my drinking
habit &
beat the
kid barefoot.

SEE ALSO

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Capitalism on a deathbed, or: Jesus was an American

In the Prophetic Essence of Visionary Courage, John Bennett Challenges & Incites

What we have to get by on

Waiting mortuaries

 

Find John Bennett’s novels, short stories, and shards at Hcolom Press. You can contact him, or get on his Shards list at dasleben@fairpoint.net. Read a review of his novel Children of the Sun & Earth here
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