DAVID EGGLETON

 

Wheelbarrow

 

Dropping cigar ash,
puffing on a stogie,
Bill Williams groans:
This tastes good to me,
this tastes good to me.
Eyes glazed by whisky,
he wheels onstage
his red wheelbarrow
at the wheelbarrow convention.
On his head,
a white chicken on one leg
spins like a weathervane.
So much depends on the poet’s
backwards shuffle exit,
as he intones:
Stay in your lane,
Walt Whitman,
stay in your lane.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Eggleton is a poet and writer living in Ōtepoti | Dunedin.