From Snap To Clink by John Wilkinson

The distance from snap to clink is not very far
You could walk there from here

Snap woke me up about 11 o’clock

To wrench my cell phone away and chuck it to the weeds

Clink showed up later to tell me how it is…

Thank the gods my kids are still sleeping

Snap told her story while I sat on my hands

And the bruises from the kicks still pained me

Clink walked me out to his used paddy wagon

Then cuffed me in front of my neighbor’s house

Snap went to sleep on the California King

With a leather, sleigh-bed frame

Clink drove me down on a two-minute ride

To my one room windowless apartment

The distance from snap to clink is not very far

You could walk there from here

John D. Wilkinson II © 2011

From the Poetry Collection


(POE)TRY
by John D. Wilkinson II


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