my own private Elgin, Illinois

by jhon baker

 

the sun is setting now and the leaves aren’t still but luminous, vivid greens and some reds.

verdant splendor of intense color shaded by a myriad of others and backed by intense whites and pinks of gravel driveway.

All images blur and skip frame to frame like an old 8mm.

 

2. (and then again)

all the colors become brilliant and to know what it means.

I gave god the better odds on this one.

loaded a single cartridge into a six-wheel and spun.

my own private Elgin, Illinois,

images blur and frame skip to slow

an old 8mm film

alighting the spirits of

Jack Daniels and Johnnie Walker

an unfinished life

and the poetry of John Berryman.

 

– Hoc Scripsi

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5 Comments to “my own private Elgin, Illinois”

  1. you have this unique way of taking slides of your life and weaving such damned god poetry..
    these lines are so good,
    “I gave god the better odds on this one.

    loaded a single cartridge into a six-wheel and spun.

    my own private Elgin, Illinois,”

    (well done.. again..as usual.. nothing new.. you the man.. write some fluff just once.. can’t do it..)

    much enjoyed

  2. I tell you jhon, I read this earlier in the day and came back to it after a couple of beers. My beer cloud let your images flow. Great

    Guns cameras color & booze. A good life

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