“neither of them folded well” by Letson Williams

two bills
and neither of them folded well
they both had truth
to tell
and it took them a while to get there

but when they did
laughter just because
the often wonder why
that cuts through the disguise
of fear
and lies

the drink
or smoke
where wonders arose
never gave the kind of damn
that they were supposed to

supposed to
burned all the way through

and back again
to england
and new england
and new new england

to ramona
before the war
but during and after
the settled score

with shuffle off looming in
the mortal coil wearing thin
both found time to
take me in
and tell me


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