I once tried to kick in the screen
of a 21” color tv wearing
my Tony Lama shit kickers.

The boot’s heel & slick sole
slid off the smooth glass
like I was dancing a one legged
boot scootin’ shuffle.

I was drunk on my ass
on the Saltillo tile floor.

He was Loathing in Las Vegas.

Elvis, the undercover, stoned out,
Tricky Dick sworn-in-narco,
hippie hating cop was dead
from drug abuse
& some schlock news show
was reporting that he shot out
the screens of more than one tv
in Graceland with a Colt 357 magnum.

I hated fat Elvis.

Image CreditViktoria Blomberg Book

Many poems published in many small presses. One book, working on another. Catholic school boy, military veteran, ex-con. May get out of this life with my appendix and tonsils intact, without having to be catharized. Wish me luck.