Nights At Mike’s by Jake St. John

We were
young
dumb
and knew it all
higher than a hawks nest
in his parents basement
we’d change the world
and find ourselves
before it was all
said and done
we told anyone
that would listen
that someday
we’d cross
the country
together
they said
they’d been saying
the same thing
for 30 years
those words
were in my head
as the car
left his driveway
and we headed out
with the morning sun
in our rearview

Jake St. John Photo
Jake St. John writes out of New London, CT and is the author of several collections of poetry and pamphlet poems including, Rotations (Night Ballet Press 2015), Looking For Sunflowers (Good Cop/Bad Cop, 2012), and Change of Address (Unarmed 2010). His work has appeared in numerous literary and arts magazines such as, The Blue Collar Review, Big Hammer, and The People’s Tribune. Since 2007 he has served as the editor of Elephant and co-editor of Flying Fish.

 

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