I have loved this poem for some time as I’ve had the joy of hearing progressive versions of it at various poetry readings across central PA over the last couple of years. Thank you, Sharlene, for sending this rich and wonderful piece to us and allowing us to publish it in Word Fountain!
Be sure to Follow the links to the Winter, 2017 page to get the current print issue with this poem shipped to you!
Bus Ride (Little Americas: Wyoming, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, California)
TV, Guns, and Pawn is a square bunker building in Rawlins
boasting big black letters: “Your mom was Pro-Life—
Thank her! . . . Read more in “Sharlene Gilman, Winter 2017”