Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Quartermaster – v4

A Corner store,
A Hole in the wall,
loaded for every purpose
a catch-all of sorts
all you need real close.

A story of Storyville and how it’s
done down here in the Big Easy
Inspectors and the men in blue
On the make, on the take,
Look the other way for a stake.

Brash and bare, a storyteller
owner and soapbox, barker
A Ready audience –
Transplanted northerner,
an interested transient
on the edge of the seat

A Bag of cold crawdads
Spicy and fresh, ready
Twist and eat, popped ion my mouth
Carcasses in the drum by my feet
Drinking in the yarn, the tale,
Of the storyteller.

edited October 14, 2015
Quartermaster – v4

(editing version 2)
edited May 13, 2015
Quartermaster – v3
(editing version 2)
edited July 3, 2014
Quartermaster – v2

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