Produced by Dennis Camire

This week’s poem is by Jason Grundstrom-Whitney of Monmouth.

 

Ridin’ Hard to Santa Fe (3)

By Jason Grundstrom-Whitney

 

all fur and claws

‘let ’em shoot me,’ I thought

 

saw a family in a

dumpster once

best act of fatherhood

I ever saw

 

kind gentle eyes

feeding his family

nothing for himself

 

when discovered

he was chased and beaten

as his family ran to safety

St. Survival I called him

 

‘hell, they even chase

their own kind

from dumpsters

might as well tempt fate,’ I thought

 

I jumped into the rusted

steel container

‘let ’em shoot,’ I said

to myself as I smacked loudly

on day-old honey-glazed

doughnuts.

 

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