Repercussion

~~~

~~~

Oh the repercussions of

what I have done

are haunting me no end!

cries out the soul of

~

Town

Sheriff

Isom

Dart

~

He slips the key into his vest

straightens the badge on his chest

throws open the jail-cell door

walks out into the morning sunshine

~

There are birds chirping

a train hoots in the distance

a child is at play on the porch

but it’s all just the ghost town moaning

~

Then a bullet sings thru the air

splinters the wall nex’ his eyelash

a foul burst of dust blurrs his vision

alas, this is not Memory Lane

~

It’s

happening

right

now!

~

Sheriff Dart tumbles behind a

rusted chunk of mining works located

just right for the occasion

3 more bullets slice the air

~

“You shoulda never killed him, Dart!”

it’s a female voice

unmistakable

more lead smites and clangs

~

“No more excuses, Dart!”

zip

zippitty

zippp

~

How many lady friends did this feller have anyway?

muses the town sheriff

under the porch now

   digging his elbows into the dirt…

~

(Copyright Clyde Collins 2012)

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