UNDERGROUND VOICES: POETRY
JUSITN HYDE

in the bathtub on a thursday

kid's been crying
like a strangled goat
non-stop
for many days now

has the flu
launching shit
projectile style

wife is on some sugar-water
positive thinking dvd
from oprah

i'm fast-playing
another secret bottle of rum

she's knocking on the door now

pleading
crying

she'll go angry
here in a second

&

i just might
take my clothes off
and add
water.


dedicated to the butterfly tattoos of the universe

not once
during these alfalfa years
and tungsten bundling of decades
have i ever considered
paying a junior college van gogh
to needle-gun my parchment
in order to compensate
misplaced ego
for soul.


Justin Hyde lives in Iowa where he works
with criminals. He has a web-page here:
http://www.nyqpoets.net/poet/justinhyde







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