at night…

it was at night he noticed it most…left a long time ago…years…could never get back on track…went from town to town…just wanderin’ …sleepin’ on park benches…under trees…

would do day labor to make ends meet…worked on beer trucks…part time factory work…construction cleanup crews…
anything to keep a buck in his pocket…

he had no possessions…a kinda freedom in that…no longer a car…or a house…
just jeans and shirts…kept in a bookbag…
carried a copy of Leaves Of Grass…that was his bible…

they said he was a genius…long time ago…said he had some bright future ahead of him…masters…doctorate…business ventures…whatever he wanted…didn’t want any of it…didn’t want any of it…

it was at night he noticed it most…

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