Bukowski’s to Henry’s, Henry’s to G-town

She wouldn’t let me into the bar. 

Even though I showed her my tattoo, 

But it was a Bukowski tattoo.  

Eat brownies, eat shrooms.

Walk back to the Redline, 

Stop to take a picture of my work building up close. 

Just for prosperity. 

Bukowski’s to Henry’s, Henry’s to G-town - Ran Kime - Way past tipsy and other silent cries for help
Bukowskis to Henrys Henrys to G town

Get on the train, 

Stick Figure grinding to life in my ears. 

I tell everyone on the train they are all slaves to their devices. Everyone was on a device, but I wasn’t. I had mine in my ears. 

Get off at Davis Square,  

because someone is surely on to me, 

Walk around Davis Square just for a bit to sober up. 

Ended up missing the last train. 

Walked in a four-block circle for hours. 

Tried to use Google Maps as it was melting in my hand—Wasn’t happening. 

Found a backyard patio with a fenced in area to rest. 

Tilted my Sox cap over my face and watched the patterns dance behind my eyelids. 

Woke up


Walked to Alewife. 

Got in my car. 

Drove home. 

Took a shower.  

Then went back to work.

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Ran Kime, a writer, poet, musician and recluse from New Hampshire, crafts abstract stories, flash fiction & poetry that probe the psyche. His collections include “Spectre of the Brocken: Halo for the observer” and “Way Past Tipsy & Other Silent Cries for Help”.