end of the road

by elvis bojangles

~

i developed a stigmata

in big town on the other coast &

rode away ’til

it turned into a potato

rubbing up to my jewels

~

this hernia reflects nothing less

in the sacred mirror

than the happy face of her

belly button that flashed 

before my blessed eyes in the

city of sisterly love

~

~

the only thing that could ever

slow this hobo down has done it

with the blessings of

sofia and jehovah above

~

i am ready now

to catch the ball and streak

across the veil

~

~

& i will do it

joyfully lovin’

her

every inch of the trail

so help me god

!

(text copyright clyde collins 2017)