I Wish I Were in Puerto Rico

I Wish I Were in Puerto Rico

A Poem by Thomas W Case
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEncp495668 Link to my you tube channel where I read my poetry.

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I woke up too early.
It was still dark out.
I tried to read some
Hunter S. Thompson, but
it made me thirsty,
not a drop in the  
place.
I wish I were in
Puerto Rico.

A few nights ago my
girlfriend and
I got into it.
She bit me and
scratched my face.
We were drunk on  
wine from Argentina.
The coffee I’m  
drinking doesn’t taste
right.
I wish I were in
Puerto Rico.

In the wee hours of
the morning
I decided
to shave my head.
It took four razors, but
I finally got the
job done.
I looked in the
mirror,
and a stranger peered
back at me;
a head like Gandhi
and a face like Marciano.
I wish I were in
Puerto Rico.

Yesterday
my girlfriend and I went  
on a shoplifting spree.
I stole coffee,
a couple of books,
a hat, denture glue, and
a c**k ring.
She’s a much better thief than
me.
She took
razors, two tapestries, laundry soap and  
trash bags, makeup, shampoo
and coffee that doesn’t taste funny.
As the sun gently
kisses the horizon
and begins to bathe
Iowa City in golden light,
I wish I were in
Puerto Rico.

Tomorrow morning
I have to be in
court.
A month ago I stole
some wine and got caught.
My day of reckoning has
almost arrived.
I should just get a
fine that I will
never pay, but
with these things,
one never knows.
The judge could be  
hung over or constipated
or worse yet, he could have
read my poetry.
I really wish I were in  
Puerto Rico.

© 2024 Thomas W Case


Author's Note

Thomas W Case
Check out my book Seedy Town Blues Collected Poems on Amazon.com

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Chuckling here. I do believe your "work" is real and not Memorex - it has 'that' taste to me. Similar generations - we. I never stole consciously, I was a victim of that way too early on and couldn't EVER bring myself to do it to another. Even gave excess change back to cashiers - boy the "LOOKS" I still get for that!

I too have been to Puerto Rico - a good place. Both good and not-as-good people. I understand 'hard times.
A reader can appreciate the view between your lines... reading yours is like visiting old friends.

All the best and take care.

Chris

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

1 Week Ago

Thank you, Chris. I appreciate it.



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Me too Thomas. I need a tropical place to be. I would take Costa Rica. I enjoyed the flow of thoughts and the need for a warm place. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 5 Days Ago


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Thomas W Case

5 Days Ago

Thanks. Much appreciated.
Coyote Poetry

5 Days Ago

You are welcome Thomas.
Nice work . Could be a song with these lyrics.

Posted 6 Days Ago


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Thomas W Case

5 Days Ago

Thank you. I appreciate it.
dear Thomas… even though I use a Credit Card… it still seems like Thievery

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Thomas W Case

1 Week Ago

Thanks for stopping by Patricia.
Fun read!!! :) I've never been but maybe one day.

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Thomas W Case

1 Week Ago

Thank you.
This is your funniest offering yet. Loved the head shaving bit. Still trying to visualize Gandhi's pate and Rocky's knuckle weary face on the same head. Don't wish too fondly for Puerto Rico, though. That's category 5 country.

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Thomas W Case

1 Week Ago

Thanks, John. Appreciated.
Chuckling here. I do believe your "work" is real and not Memorex - it has 'that' taste to me. Similar generations - we. I never stole consciously, I was a victim of that way too early on and couldn't EVER bring myself to do it to another. Even gave excess change back to cashiers - boy the "LOOKS" I still get for that!

I too have been to Puerto Rico - a good place. Both good and not-as-good people. I understand 'hard times.
A reader can appreciate the view between your lines... reading yours is like visiting old friends.

All the best and take care.

Chris

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

1 Week Ago

Thank you, Chris. I appreciate it.


I think (well at least I hope by now) you will have some idea of what I think of this .. but for now, let's just keep it between ourselves and keep em guessing eh' .. Neville 😎👍

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Thomas W Case

1 Week Ago

Thanks, Brother. Much appreciated.
Better than being in JAIL; PUERTO RICO is a gorgeous island from what I see in pics. You must have special connections to this island. Bail out then head there. Vacationing is better than days of reckoning.


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Thomas W Case

1 Week Ago

Thanks, appreciate the read and review.
Sami Khalil

1 Week Ago

You are welcome Thomas Case
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEncp495668
Link to my you tube channel.

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Added on February 11, 2024
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Tags: alcoholism, debauchery, life

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Thomas W Case
Thomas W Case

Clear Lake, IA



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Thomas W. Case was born in Oxnard. He has published 3 volumes of poetry. The Bullfrog Dreams of Flying, Artichokes, Avocados, and Van Gogh, and Seedy Town Blues. He has won several poetry contests. Hi.. more..

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