Somebody's Funeral

Somebody's Funeral

A Poem by Aaron M. Anderson
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A bartender muses over two unusual customers.

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Somebody’s Funeral


Call me a bad bartender.

Sometimes I just don’t ask.

Two young men sit down,

soundless, in the corner.


The taller one wears black

glasses, cracked, that don’t cover

the purple bruise on his lined face.

His silk shirt’s lost a button.


The blond one has long sleeves.

He starts to scratch his wrist, stops.

His thumbnail is tinged

red. He folds his arms.


They let their menus lie unopened

and ready to slip off the table’s edge.

They just keep asking

for more time.

© 2011 Aaron M. Anderson


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They sound like a couple of swells who would have eaten and run, satire is definitely your forte Aaron. I know I have said it before, but you are so damn good at it. You have wonderful observation skill as all good writers do.
This is so simple yet it has a complication that is beautifully executed with wit.
Loved it!!

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this is wonderful.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

That leaves the reader with a lot to think about. Well done!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Woah... well written!!!!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

They sound like a couple of swells who would have eaten and run, satire is definitely your forte Aaron. I know I have said it before, but you are so damn good at it. You have wonderful observation skill as all good writers do.
This is so simple yet it has a complication that is beautifully executed with wit.
Loved it!!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

very curious write.. nice concept and delivery.. and also good usage of brevity here..

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on July 6, 2011
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Tags: mystery, fight, bruised, young men

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Aaron M. Anderson
Aaron M. Anderson

Raleigh, NC



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