RED DIRT #3

KING OF THE CITY by Jesse Sublett, 16x20 acrylic canvas $475

KING OF THE CITY by Jesse Sublett, 16×20 acrylic canvas $475

Here please find Chapter 3 of the poem cycle titled Red Dirt Chronicles (see also Red Dirt #1 and Red Dirt #2).

Updates: Two brand new art works on the ART page which are previewed here as well, “Minotaur in Blue” and “King of the City.”

Also note the new pull-down on the ART, Noir/Pulp Fiction Art. I’ll keep updating, adding more classic pulp fiction/noir visual art there. Make your own suggestions or feedback through the contact form at bottom.

RED DIRT #3

APOLOGY ATTEMPT #3

So you tell her you’re sorry
and ask what will it take
for her to forgive you
She says, Well, how sorry are you?
it sets you off again
and you’re outta there

MINOTAUR IN BLUE, 8x12 ink, paper, $275, by Jesse Sublett, Austin author & artist at large

MINOTAUR IN BLUE, 8×12 ink, paper, $275

NADINA FROM SAN ANGELO

boy, when she danced
it was all elbows and pearly teeth
lips like crossed swords
her signs were everywhere
red death on a cocktail napkin
a moist promise on a starched shirt collar
a “things to do“ note
carved into the cable man’s back
by her stubby little fingernails

TECHNICALLY MARRIED BUT

Everybody in the whole wide world
knew damn well
she wanted me to knock you out and drive her home

Jesse Sublett, Austin author, artist at large, Raymond Chandler

The Girl from Las Vegas, J.M. Flynn [see this and many others under the ART menu above (pulp fiction/noir art)

 

LYNETTE WITH A 30 POUND TABBY CAT

when
the other shoe dropped
her foot was still in it
she unstrapped her leg and
hit your fucking head
like Hank Aaron with tits
that’s when you realized the secret
of her sexy walk
and goddamn it hurt
like it was Sammy Sosa’s
corked bat
like she was A-Rod
and your head
the asterisk next to his name
in the baseball hall of fame

 

 

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