A Gaucho’s Tale

my life
is a farcical mess.

I
naively
lost
my innocence

and
consumed by
that naivety
took exception
to your
haunting taunts

and
rode the white horses
like a gaucho
noble, brave and generous
to a fault

cutting
crystal lines
on dirty counter tops.
chasing whisky
and renown:

a sad little man about town.

now.
content
to sit
alone
at home
and sip
and slip
into
stories
told

of a sad little man
who led a farcical life.

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