Monday, July 30, 2012

The Gathering

cover art: emmett johns

The Gathering
by William Taylor Jr.

It was a Monday night at the Jury Room

and maybe it was the beer but
the bartender looked just like
a fifty year old Charles Bukowski

and the guy at the table
with the bikers
could very well have been
Richard Brautigan
in his prime.

I watched as he sat there drinking beer
and telling funny stories.

I lit a cigarette and decided I was
James Dean
and suddenly we had
quite a party going on.

~ previously published in Bar Code (Little Eagle Press)