shotgun
Issue 108 Fiction Poetry Nonfiction Art + Photography Film Music Books For Creators more

shotgun

 Mike Faran
arrow_drop_down
 Mike Faran
shotgun
by Mike Faran  FollowFollow
arrow_drop_down
Mike spent his childhood in the UK. After his return to California, he served a four year stint in the USAF and then went on to graduate from...read more Cal State Fullerton. His poetry has appeared in Rattle and The Comstock Review. His work has been influenced by the beat school of poetry.
More work by Mike Faran:
Issue 101 · poetry
·
 
more_vert
shotgun
361 7 6 1shareShare
Share:
I win an old dog in a
poker-game.
I’m outside the bar now, looking
for it.  Rebecca
the barmaid said it was tied to the
bumper of a green truck
 
It’s dark but I find him
covered in snowflakes
 
Damnedest thing  -  cold, black, &
ugly as shit.  Whimpering
 
But I love him as I touch & rub his
ears; his eyes turn happy-gold
 
Best thing is that when I kiss his
bald head
his nose glows red
 
Good thing on a winter night in
Wisconsin
 
& now I pull him toward my car & he
slides askew as if on a broken sled
 
We make it.  Now he’s sitting shotgun,
drooling & begging for a name
1 comments

Discussion

  6 months ago
Great little beginning to a friendship. Well told.
 

Join Red Fez

Start your adventure

By signing up you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.
Already a member? Log in

Log in

Continue your adventures