Galveston by Michael N. Thompson

Dust devils murmur eulogies
right before they throw yard sales
one block at a time

Patsies who feel like a rainbow trout
wrapped in last week’s newspaper
call this whiskey weather

Some say this is God’s country
although miracles seem to be
in short supply

Bound and chained to inertia
only feels like a prison
once the chloroform rag wears off

A life of convention
is par for the course
in Galveston

When you sleep on a bed of roses,
it’s hard to notice
that the American Dream
is lying on its side
waiting to get kicked
in the ribs again

Michael N. Thompson likes bacon, fantasy football and Doctor Who.  His poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals including Word Riot, Toronto Quarterly and San Pedro River Review. He is the author of four poetry collections. His fifth, Days Of Swine And Roses, will be released through University Of Hell Press in 2017. Michael is currently at work on a crime fiction novel.

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