Thursday, March 7, 2013

Our Way

cover art: emmett johns

Our Way
by Charles Rossiter

Outside the American dream
we haunt highways and streetcorners
through dirty blues and doo wop days
barrooms and coffeehouse nights
we search for friends, for truth, for love
on feather beds and oriental rugs
in dim cafes
barefoot on burning sand
we raise a glass
to electric skies gone crimson
we honor the days, the times
the ways of ancestors long gone
     who made us who we are
          who we are

~ previously published in Back Beat
   1st ed. (Cross + Roads Press)
   2nd ed. (Fractal Edge Press)