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Cold Beer

In the desert two years
Scratch my beard
Dry skin and lice 
Fall to the ground
I have been alone 
Too long

I own nothing
I own everything
I can live in the desert 
Without cable TV
I can live with myself

That is what is important
My teeth ache
My back hurts
But I am old
This is natural

Can I get help?
Of course
Would it extend my life? 
Probably
Do I care to
No.

What would I like?
A thank you 
And a cold beer.

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  1. Date: 8/2/2013 9:35:00 PM
    The desert is beautiful. Out there where no one's at is where it's at! An amazing place to ponder, I'd say. But then again, I have always lived in the city and craved more desertyness and forestry. Helps you appreciate something to drink. I like that. Awesome one. Always, Laura

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/3/2013 1:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I spend two years with a friend wondering around the high sierra's and it was quite a mystical experience for both of us. We really missed cold beer. Kilmer
  1. Date: 7/28/2013 10:27:00 PM
    You must have passed quite the inner strength test to go through all of that and still find solice in a cold beer ...very interesting

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 1:00:00 PM
    NICE AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! That taste good.

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 10:19:00 AM
    I need a cold beer right now a Budweiser martini strawberry daquiri:0) or a heiniken.......we all need that escape its put there for that reason so why not...cheers kilmer barbara & Danesh,,,,,lol:0)

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/1/2013 1:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sounds good to me!
  1. Date: 7/27/2013 2:06:00 AM
    Thank you here's your beer.

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 7/27/2013 2:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you may I have another?
    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 7/27/2013 2:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Barbara. A cold beer sounds good! Very lonely in the desert. But what a place to contemplate the mystery of life. Kilmer
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 9:47:00 PM
    Oh a sad poem but I enjoyed it. All the cold beers you want...BG