Post by Will Dockery
Right on topic, here's the original publication of "Ganesha Girl on Rankin", originally titled "Elephant Girl on Rankin", a poem by Will Dockery.
When, in your miserable life, did you go wrong? Was it after your wife ran?
After your first 'trip'? After your children x'd you out as 'daddy'? After the GED? After pizza delivery? After moving in with your brother (and his monthly check)
A man in his sixties, posting the same junk over and over.
Is this 14 year old story, meant to impress? Supposed to change all our thoughts of your failures? Do you really believe you're successful? Do you not know, your social security will not carry the day. Are you aware you will end up by the river as your best buddy does...happy for a sip of wine by the river and campfire.
Do you think yourself the next 'poet' to be revered or are you aware in the middle of the night, you're just a caged monkey, visitors passing by to laugh as you shell peanuts and make funny sounds.
If rumors are correct, Pickles has died. That leaves you with the admiration of a homeless drunk and a guy from Canada who sweats over a blocked up blog needing a good industrial strength cleaning.
Keep trying, keep posting the old stuff, we'll keep laughing.
Pickles has supposedly passed...reach out to your children, make your apologies for your DNA...they might forgive you, blood being thicker than water, they say. It isn't too late.