not like Gypsies…

an’ we’d move from place to place…not like Gypsies though…not in the middle of the night…

‘member all those moving vans pullin’ up in the driveways of our different homes…Harmony Grove…Lexington…Mt. Juliet…Cave City…Batesville…never stayed in one town for more than a year or two…always havin’ to pack-up an’ go ’cause of this job here…an’ dad got let go there…better opportunity in the North…always a reason…always a reason…

said goodbye to my friends at the end of the school year…never knowin’ if i was gonna see them in the fall when the footballs would be flyin’ an’ there would be a chill in the air…the fall was always comforting to me…it meant we weren’t movin’ for a while…two or three seasons of stayin’ put…

i liked that…those falls in the South with carnivals an’ rodeos…baked beans in a kettle with hotdogs floating throughout…always some kinda’ music playin’…nothin’ too sophisticated…just straight ahead rock-n-roll or a country song ’bout some woman breakin’ a man’s heart…i’d listen while sittin’ on the tailgate of an old station wagon…just listenin’…hearin’ deer hunters in the woods guns goin’ off…a locomotive runnin’ through town…

at night-time under starry skies you’d hear nothin’…maybe the hum of an old pick-up crankin’…every once in a while…a dog barkin’…but nothin’…only silence…comfortable silence…not an eeriness ’bout it…good for the soul…made ya’ think…think ’bout why we were leavin’…

an’ in the summer mornin’s when the dew was heavy on tall green grass…’fore the afternoon’s heat…we’d be movin again…just like that…just like that…

not like Gypsies though…not in the middle of the night…

Published by: dmseay

The writing is based on my surroundings and what I've been surrounded by. This language is coarse and politically incorrect; which I make no apologies for. These characters are not nice and to use any other dialogue would be disingenuine. That being said, I choose to roll the dice. dm seay

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