Tomorrow, I'll Get It Right

Drunk in Barstow,
waiting for a waitress,
who gets off at 2:00 a.m.

The crap game cleaned me,
two bums on the pool table,
 snoring like a train

Drunk in Barstow,
third time this month,
I just never seem to learn

The waitress said,
“My boyfriend’s gone,
truck’s on the road to Bern”

Drunk in Barstow,
on borrowed time,
the repo man at hand

I swear tomorrow
I’ll get it right,
tonight—any way I can

(Barstow California: July, 1991)
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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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