Failed Escapes

eyes tattle gent’s
tales of failed
escape

from behind bars, in
rear end of cold
squad car,

tryin’ to nod his
faith awake
,

tryin’ to dream
back gates
ajar,

dyin’ to slip the cuff
for old wrist’s
sake.

n’ backstage in some
seedy bar, her fingers
bruise his old
guitar
.

image: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu-A7K_NTXw

image: https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/170925748331510907/

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