a little closer to paradise

15 Jul

they give an immigrant a t-shirt
her three kids get one too,
says the name of the city and country on the front.
i like their smiles.
maybe they’ll be on a tourist brochure one day.
i have coins to exchange for some beer so i do and
walk to the railroad tracks and make a toast
to that immigrant family,
hoping they feel good in their new land of less death
and i make a second toast,
to the suicides
who didn’t feel so good in this land of less death
i take a big swig and
hope everyone feels a little bit freer
wherever their next step may be.

 

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2 Responses to “a little closer to paradise”

  1. kvennarad July 16, 2015 at 5:00 am #

    • Steve Myers July 16, 2015 at 10:31 am #

      Planxty..Thank you. Had never heard of it before, but recognized the words from somewhere else, from those legends of John Wesley Harding.

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