Back to the South
She is busy on the night shift again
should not fantasize
are no longer dumping anger
we are apart
sound in dark before dawn wild wind and spring
has followed me all the way from New Mexico...the
A Ride for the Kid
kid bums a ride to the Shell Station He stows his
almost coming to blows, we played basketball.
2007, Patrick Frank. ©
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Patrick Frank's work has appeared in a variety of journals, including Alba, Ashe Poetry Journal, Coffee Press Journal, Spokes, Studio1, and Word Riot. He has worked as a counselor and advocate for the poor in New England, the South, and on the Zuni reservation in New Mexico.