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if i find lew welch's bones

Posted to Action Poetry

if i find lew welch's bones
in a cave in the mountains,
splayed across the rocks,
body long since decomposed
with a rusted gun laying
next to his pieces, his old
boots still intact, the
remains of his jeans &
jacket still faded denim blue,
backpack leaning up against
the wall where he left it,
filled with final notes, a
collection of poems, the
ultimate secrets of his
flower gone world (all there,)
i'll just leave him where i
found him, hike back out of
the woods & pretend it never
happened (it will just be
our little secret, no one else
need know at all, okay lew?)

- markk