yonnie power

Poem #33 from Small Town Kid

Back to Small Town Kid – Introduction

the street boy is out

sullen in the pull
and push
of adolescence
he has grown more comfortable

in this town the boys learn early
the art of throwing stones

piffing a yonnie
at cans
at trees

skimming across the lake

discouraging a dog
from following

seeing how close you can get
to a kid who’s across the road

one of the dreaded multitude
of atkinsons
who’ll piff one at you
if you aren’t quick enough
to get in first

it could be either
skill refinement
or energy conservation

but one way
or another
the street light
on the church corner
is about to be

© Frank Prem 2009

Small Town Kid Poem 34: fight


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