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francis 2 - job
hank

francis stumbles
 1
collapses out of the blue at my round table
 2
in a superman t-shirt
 3
 
 
ensues cordials, he asks lots
 4
then his keepers arrive, the flies
 5
two now, four hands
 6
 
 
francis is dying
 7
according to the chi'ropodist
 8
we're all dying
 9
 
 
francis should've died long ago
 10
the state tried to make sure of that
 11
they failed, he's stubborn
 12
 
 
and he walked to my table
 13
without the trike
 14
just a stick
 15
 
 
had a beer
 16
my conversation included the keepers
 17
Ben no longer a 'witness'
 18
 
 
the other young man
 19
on his way to canada and i
 20
suggested he hunt white tails
 21
 
 
francis hears
 22
complaints of employers and hours
 23
says to me
 24
 
 
'i'll pay you ten pounds an hour'
 25
for what? to wipe you and roll your cigs?
 26
 
 
- 'just to talk to me'
 27

22 May 12


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somewhere among my poems is another one about francis. maybe more, so i don't know if this really is 'francis 2' or 'francis 3' but anyway it doesn't matter.
what matters is that i experienced an extraordinarily kind 'snippet' this afternoon and have tried to tell the story somewhat succinctly.
 — hank

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