May 2005 / Volume Six / Issue Three
Mike Boyle
Aspiring to the higher self

ned and charlie
got into an argument
in al's bar & grill
on broad st
and al
grabbed a baseball bat
sd
take it outside
boys

we could hear
trash cans being thrown
dumpsters banging
dogs barking
and cussing as well

some of us
got up
to look
and it looked
almost
like the fight scene
from
they live

i went back to the bar
sd
beer me al
trying to remind myself
that i came here
for the 25-cent drafts
at happy hour
not the atmosphere

ned came in
about ten minutes later
blood on his shirt
hair a mess
yelled

WE'RE SPIRITUAL BEINGS
ON A PHYSICAL JOURNEY
ANYONE ELSE
GOT A PROBLEM
WITH THAT?


nobody did
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