Iowa, Thom Young

Marilyn Higginson, Morning Stubble, Oil on Wrapped Canvas, 24″ X 30″


Iowa

 

how I became an American loser
learned to hate women with knives in their eyes
and lives lily white with envy.
how I became hated before love
was a result of glass hearts
that took a chance on girls in diners
that came and went
in rains north
of almost happened.
now ghosts of them emerge
on a bus outside Iowa
and I’m not sure why I’m here,
but maybe it’s the idea
of someone out there lost finding me,
and then laughter will say
what our hearts kept inside.

_________________
Thom Young