poetry critical

online poetry workshop



pickles
hank

he must've been chuckling
 1
and i imagine him thinking
 2
'though the boy doesn't know it,
 3
he'll remember this meal'
 4
 
 
the malerchucks farm
 5
wasn't far from skunks misery road
 6
purportedly most of the brothers
 7
could kill a wild turkey with a slug
 8
 
 
in from the cold of hunting deer
 9
we ate cucumbers from smithsonian size jars
 10
packed in dill they took two to uncap
 11
you had to bite into them from the side
 12

10 Feb 11


(define the words in this poem)
(444 more poems by this author)



Add A Comment:
Enter the following text to post as unknown: captcha

Comments:

L10 stands out for the Smithsonian-sized jars - the rest is a rich snapshot of a rural somewheres - needs some tinkerin' but not bad. Mitch :-)  
 — pdemitchell

yes. thanks.
 — hank

i like 'rich snapshot of a rural 'somewheres''. fantastic.
 — hank

it feels unfinished...but i like it
 — mandolyn

Love this one, Hank.  How have u been?  Are u on FB?
 — aforbing

0.207s