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a man sharpening a machete

By John Grochalski

a man sharpening a machete

to use on me?
i hope not

but a man sharpening a machete
on the running board of a white van
just after sundown

moving the blade
up and down

eyes staring into nothing
yellow and jaundice

is quite a sight to behold
walking home from work

even for this fucked up city.

Article © John Grochalski. All rights reserved.
Published on 2019-11-04
Image(s) are public domain.
1 Reader Comments
11:49:37 PM
Indeed. Things are getting a bit out of control..... limits testing by those without any.... good poem.
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