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John Tustin—Daredevils

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DAREDEVILS

 

by John Tustin

 

When I was three,

Evel Knievel

Attempted and failed to jump

Snake River Canyon

On his rocket-geared motorcycle.

He landed at the bottom of the canyon

Directly below

The launch pad.

 

Moments ago,

After sixteen beers,

I took a shower

With

My left leg

Fast asleep.

I didn’t fall nearly as far

As he.

 

We both failed.

We both made it.

 

Today

You can find Evel Knievel

Resting peacefully

At Mountain View Cemetery,

Butte Silver Bow County, Montana.

 

Me?

I’ll be at New York Presbyterian Hospital

In about an hour or so,

Resting

Without peace.

 

The hole the tombstone shadows

Was his last

Jump.

 

You’ll have to wait a while

Longer

To see mine.

 

 

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John Tustin’s poetry has appeared in many disparate literary journals since 2009. fritzware.com/johntustinpoetry contains links to his published poetry online.

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2021