Sunday, October 23, 2011

House Detective

Image by Lee Friedlander.

House Detective

She's obviously been
with someone new

since she drifts
now and giggles easy
like she's spent
a few weeks
at a dude ranch
or with some weight lifters
or nudists

a funny sounding accent
has made itself at home
rolls off her tongue
like a cigarette
she tucks
behind her ear
to smoke later

most likely
she'll hit the road
drive the Lincoln Highway
by truck, stop
at mom & pop diners
from here to Omaha

maybe it's because
she's drinking coffee again
but I don't think so

Tess Kincaid

October 2011

Posted over on her site Life at Willow Manor
Listed as #6 over on Magpie Tales 88

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