a walk along the block

character from diana rowlands “white trash zombie” paperback novel series

https://www.goodreads.com/series/54966-white-trash-zombie

~

nothing to say

~

her hand lifted in a farewell salute

in front of her ailing belly

i automatically waved back

she turned around & walked away

down the block

i watched her recede

further & further

& further

until big town burped & farted

i knew in my sad old bones

i would never see her again

~

elvis bojangles

~

text copyright clyde collins 2018

~

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