Jim Clark

Three Voices from Hunter’s Point


I’s a Christian
fer ’bout three months
a year’r so ago —
Danged if I don’t wish
I hadn jist
gone ahead’n died then.


Well, reckon I’m a – gittin old —
I’d shore give a purty penny
to be eighteen agin,
but Lord God
ye jist don’t git sec’nts
down that road.


Thank you kindly boys,
but ya’ll can jist let me out here —
I’d sooner be two hours late
as lay a corpse thirty minutes.