EARLY MORNING OUTLAW’S LAMENT by Jeffrey Littrell

 Mist on the hillside
Diamond raindrops cut the darkness
Outside the window comes
plaintive songs of mournful resignation

I have the heart of a prisoner
with a child’s wanderlust
My romantic ambiguity
belies a smile no one will trust

Shadows in the forest                                                                                                                                                   Two deer spring forth from within
Daring to face
the new truth of the budding dawn
Oh, to possess their fearless resolve !

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About digthroughlife

I am a fifty-three year old poet who also writes fiction. I worked twenty-three years for the USPS, though never enthusiastically. I am a member of French Writers Worldwide and have had several poems published in French and Spanish. I hold strong opinions on music, film, and human rights. Some of my influences are Charles Bukowski, Arthur Rimbaud, Dylan Thomas, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Sylvia Plath, W.B Yeats, Bob Marley, William Blake, and Hunter S. Thompson. I'm an avid fan of the New York Yankees, Oakland Raiders, and Indiana Pacers. I like traveling by car. I enjoy seeing rock and alt-country bands in small venues. I hold a black belt in Taekwondo, but no longer spar due to injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident in 2005. I play acoustic guitar. I love Crown Royal whiskey and California Kush. Women are both the bane of my existence and all that sustains me. I believe strongly in the power of love and heartbreak. View all posts by digthroughlife

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