“what we’ve been doin while we wait” by Anthony Kelly

8153702473_d6048487bd_o.jpg

been earnin these blisters on our fingertips
with sweat in our dad’s wool socks

been stackin up these antlers – these elbows –
all this driftwood in the front yard.

been huskin our lungs out thinkin about tomorrow
after they’ve all dried out in the sun

how we’ll just steep em in gasoline –
toss in our big cigs to light em all up.

that’s one big fire ya got there!
neighbors comin in from all around
been just sittin here really, warmin whiskey
bottles in the embers – watchin their labels rust. 

 


Anthony Kelly is a writer living and working outside of Toronto. His work has appeared in various publications, the most recent being BARNHOUSE Journal. He is the co-founder and co-editor of Jam & Sand Journal.

1 thought on ““what we’ve been doin while we wait” by Anthony Kelly”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s