Chicota

‘member you was in New York….an’ couldn’t find ya to save my life…all these skyscrapers…lights…where were ya’….where…

when was this pop…

well last night…I drove to New York City an’ looked everywhere…taverns…diners…x-rated movie theaters…up an’ down 8th Avenue…across 32nd Street…

that right pop…

well you know…you was hiding from me…all night long…drove that car all over that town an’ finally came back home…

to Indiana pop…

no…Texas…we’re in Texas kid…drove all night long to get to New York an’ back to Chicota…an’ here you are…right here in Texas…land of independence…free from all the rest of this bullshit in the world…

dad…

what…you gonna’ tell me I’m not in Chicota.

try to get some sleep dad…just try…

think I’m crazy…we’re in Chicota…Texas…an’ this is where I’ll be laid to rest…right here where I was born…gonna die here boy…

go to sleep pop…shhh….go to sleep…

don’t ever lead me on a wild goose chase like that again…New York City…an’ what’s this ’bout Indiana…

nothing dad…nothing…goodnight…

yea…goodnight…mom back in the bedroom…

mom’s not with us dad…

uhhuh…

she passed-on

where’d we bury her…

Indiana pop…

huh…what’d we do a fool thing like that for…

what she wanted…

not here in Chicota…

Indiana pop…Indiana…

New York City…New York City…I’ll be…

sure dad…

made good time…

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