Overdose

 

 

A man will die in Laos.

Today, and tomorrow.

 

Today and tomorrow

a man will change a tire.

 

Behind him a mountain

in its 50th century

of slash and burn.

A waterfall, rapids.

 

A boy drinks methanol

at a Blue Moon party

 

on an island

where the souls of the dead

are rarely encountered

but often photographed.

 

Guns are barely hidden

under the bar stools.

 

He dies. Behind him

a beach, a bungalow of thatch

a faint scent of patchouli oil

adhering to a glass.

 

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Comment by Adam Aitken on April 3, 2013 at 15:34

Thanks for the feedback Catherine, I appreciate it!

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