American Idolater

from by Danny Paul II



There are reservoirs of backwoods bars
In the shadow of a mountain with no snow
Where everyone who knows will go
To shake out their unease

Heed the rhyme, dear friend of mine
The tap is dry and all the waiters have gone home
A laurel for the effort shown
I think it’s time to leave

‘Ifs’ and ‘buts’ to kill and gut
The emboweled avowal of the final cut
So rue the day the rooster plays
A siren’s gag and the rudder reaps the tune


from Home or the Oddest Endeavor, released September 23, 2016



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