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"From one LIGHT come many colors." ~GJ Dürrschmidt

Friday, March 1, 2013

Key West: The End of the Line

Pseudo legends in
their own minds,
kings of their hills,
walks of all kinds:
doctors and lawyers,
or Indian chief,
admirals, generals,
or corporate thief.

They drive taxis, wait 
tables, or tend a bar:
has-beens, burnouts,
coming from afar.
Please ask, they’ll tell;
do lend them an ear;
it’s sure to impress,
may bring a tear.

Most often there’s a
woman to blame,
did them dirty,
brought them to shame;
blissfully married until
one fateful day,
he lost her Jesus, or
found out he’s gay.

Once filthy rich,
now  broke as a joke,
they hustle beer, or
an occasional smoke;
the would’ve, could’ve,
should’ve boys,
fallen heroes on the
Isle of Misfit Toys.

~gj duerrschmidt

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