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IOWA | Radio Waves

IOWA (Thane & Prose) is "the first of five books in an autobiographical collection of cinematic poetry by Lucas Hunt. There is no better name for the title. These are poems of place that immerse the reader in the blue-collar world of farming in Iowa, full of power lines, corn fields, dirt, and sky. Makes for great porch reading. Read one of the poems below:

"The Legion"

Evening wind blows right
on a muddy country back road
I ride on
my father's motorcycle
gripping a trash bag
one-quarter full
of empty pop and beer cans,
counting telephone poles.

Our Saturday ritual
pick up cans from ditches
and return them
to The American Legion
for ice-cold
Dr. Pepper and Old Milwaukee.
Cigarette smoke drifts
over liquor bottles.

I'm too short to shoot pool
or the shit with truckers
or farmers so sit
on a stool to watch the Cubs
and listen to Old Hank
on the jukebox.

Posted by Brett Gregory on 25 April, 2017 IOWA, Lucas Hunt, The Wire | 2 comments
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  • Lucas Hunt - May 17, 2017

    Thank you Two Dollar Radio!!

  • Mandy Shunnarah - April 25, 2017

    Love it! Unfortunately, I just had to email them to let them know their Shop page goes to a 404 error. Yikes. :/ I figured they’d want to know.

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