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Powerhouse Restless

George’s
Powerhouse or Jose’s
Supper is a dinner mealtime
Happy hour
Need a drink
On the way to a poetry read
Nightbirds Books on
Dickson Street
Downtown Fayetteville
A little turning leaf to redefine ~
Emitting some other time
Quarter glass of left over carafe Promising sips
Single table for one
Late afternoon light streams
Sun tries to hide in the haze
But can’t ~
Brick & mortar
Separates
High ceilings
Lowers
Hanging lights
Relishes
Moving ceiling fans
Lingers
Sports bar
Listening
Kentucky made it into
Final four basketball
March madness
Food tax at $1.35
Wine tax only $1.80
Meal $12.95
Pay your parking by the hour
Then a wine tax on top of that
When complete sign the bill
Drink down the rest of wine
Finding the exit
Time for next
But itching & tired
Pulled to find the new
Restless
Uncorked
Unbound
Fighting to stay!

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All On Your Own

Just try face’n
Life on your own
I mean totally
On your own
Gritting
Incredible courage
To make your day
Lucky you
Thank God
At least you have a safety net
After working 25 years as
A hospital nurse
And ruining your back
Yes, left with a social security check
But, no pension or retirement for you
No health care guarantee
Disabled after
Being a Care Giver for your mother with Alzheimer’s for nine years
All on your own
Still believe’n
You were
Young
Once
Thirty years ago