Epic Tale of Woe

by Steve Mitchell

I’m exactly a spring chicken
not born yesterday
but hatched
yesterday
and these eyes are
what they used to be
and I’ve learned
a thing
not two
and I’ve been around
the block
nearly
and I hitched a ride
on a turnip truck
to my first rodeo
but I just
fell
off

—-

© Steve Mitchell 2015

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