Flat Screen

23 May
don't usually go to bars
in mayfield the sports bar and thirsty
named the horny hound
or close to that
went in
for an ice cold coke
walked in sat down
the wall panel televisions
360 all around
with basketball football you name the sport
but on one
the footage from ukraine
with black body bags being heaved in a trench
a few watched that tv
most ignored it
the network switched to something else
a couple behind me
the man said he was into the steak deal
ten dollar sirloin
she'd get the cob salad with roast beef
didn't finish the coke,
and drove home
sick to the pit

© Brian Peter Hodgkinson    
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Posted by on May 23, 2022 in Poetry


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