Friday, June 6, 2014

Four Deer at the Oakdale Trail

Four deer in the clearing
Papa, Mama, their son,
and a cousin who is living
with them while attending
community college
to get her certificate
in phlebotomy
 
She’s getting
her head together
after finally admitting
that her mother was right
taking up with a married man
is just getting on the freeway
to East Heartache, Minnesota
population too many stupid
people to count
 
That story going round
about the meth
the Woodbury police department
the rehab on the taxpayer’s dime?
There's not a word of truth in it

It's true she looks a little rough
But that’s because she
spends all her free time
slapping herself into the middle
of next week when she thinks
of all the dumb-ass
moves she's made

Four deer in the clearing
Papa, Mama, their son,
and a cousin who wonders
if she should have waited
to give up Diet Pepsi
until things were more settled
in her life