the breaking (of Miss Roxie’s) heart

Miss Roxie
is on the bark tonight

Joe
must have gone out
again
and left her

she’s going to shout now
all night long
how she really misses
her wandering man

I live
just a small way
down the road

a road that’s
a kind
of echo-canyon

it rebounds sound
both
up the hill
and down

as Miss Roxie resonates
her

woo-woo
woo-wooo-oooo

and her

woo-woo
woo-woo-oo-oo

she will echo
back and forward
until her Joe
comes home

is he out seeing …

woo-woo
woo-wooo-oooo

woo-woo
woo-woo-oo-oo

oh
surely he’s not visiting with …

oo-oo-oo-oo

Joe is with another …

oo-oo-oo

yes
that man
is with some …

woo-oo woo-oo

she will not stop
until he gets
back home

and
what else can she do

she loves him deeply
don’t you know

she loves him
so badly that it

oo
oo

oo-woo-oo-oo


© Frank Prem, 2017

September 2017 Poem #21:  red aurora

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