Sammi’s Weekender #166 (hinterland)


Lannan banished him to Marfa, city of minimalist art,
in the hinterlands high-plains desert, a Trans-Pecos cowboy patch
in far west Texas. Controversial, wrangled, and angry (bless his heart),
Bloodaxe English poet Peter Reading endured being sacked

For having gallish cheek, remaining ununiformed 22 years,
being poet, For the municipality’s elderly,
as a mindless weighbridge operator and lover
of fine wine and birds, with gruesomely ironic humor.

Peter and I were born on the same Saturday,
he in Liverpool, I was not.
His revenge – Marfan and Shitheads.


Look both ways for hammering truthful humor
and light romantic comedy.
Mind the gap, said the man to the day tripper.

8 thoughts on “Sammi’s Weekender #166 (hinterland)

    1. Hey Rochelle,
      What an interesting character he must have been. His books are out of print and hard to get. I would love to hear the Brit perspective of him. An earthy personality, indeed.

      Peace,

      Bill

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    1. Thank you, CE. I’ve been to Marfa and would be planning another visit with art and poetry in mind, but it might be best to wait out the virus problems.

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