not very American…

I think he was born like that…no matter what environment you put him in he would’ve wound up the same way…always takin’ off at a moment’s notice…no stickin’ ’round for consequences…guess it gets down to not havin’ any discipline…just the way he was…

and he never had any money…always askin’ if you’d buy him a Coke…or…could he borrow a ten spot till payday…whenever that would come…couldn’t hold onto a job to save his life…holes all in his resume…keep a job for a month or two and quit…or get fired…

but the guy was real charming…could talk to ya ’bout anything…real well read…spent his days in the library readin’ books and newspapers from open to close…knew everything ’bout politics…arts…read the obituaries all the time…could tell ya the exact date someone famous died…when they were born too…he knew it all…

guess he’ll come back ’round one of these days…took off to California…maybe Idaho…could’ve been Oregon…hell…he’s been everywhere…everywhere…

and accomplished absolutely nothin’…ain’t that a shame…to be that smart and broke all the time…it’s just not very American…

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