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The Last Movie

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The Last Movie

There’s no need to talk anymore
I am talked out
There is a silence of tongues
And the drinks hang heavy in the air
Old men on benches
Watch the town die
From the boarded up windows
To the grocery shutdown
The tip jar is lite
And the strippers all left town

I wander down the street
In my medical gown
Fanny blowing in the wind
Grasping at straws
And metal band saws
Till my fingers bleed crazy
They wouldn’t let me out
So I broke free the chains
That made me insane

Headed up downtown 
For a nightcap
But the town was closed up
The gutters full of glass
And needle’s aplenty
I laughed and lunged
Like a fool in the street
But whole damn town was empty

Now it’s been two years
Since I broke out
And nobody seems to miss me
My brother has died
And my Ma took in cleaning
Just to make ends meet
I’m still sitting around in my gown
Waiting for the last movie.

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  1. Date: 8/10/2013 6:38:00 PM
    I felt the sense of solitude very strongly throughout. That mixed with pain and confusion. Everything will soon be clear. A very thought-provoking piece. Keep your head above water my friend. Always, Laura

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/10/2013 7:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Still dog paddling. But I can still come up for air. thank you for caring. Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 11:05:00 AM
    A chilling glimpse of someone who was out of it for a while, "So I broke free the chains That made me insane" and takes a trip back to a dark hazy reality that doesn't pick up where it left off... Well done as usual :)

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/10/2013 3:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "what a long strange trip were on"...Yes I was once lost but not so sure if I have been found or what I have found. Thanks for commenting. Always, Kilmer.
  1. Date: 8/9/2013 10:11:00 AM
    Like a fool in the street... oh how unwise Not to be streetwise!! You captured the mood out there.

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/9/2013 1:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Gerald. I appreciate the comment and you are correct, one must streetwise!! Kilmer