Thursday, January 12, 2012

I've Tried

by Richard Jay Shelton

Ah, you say,
A better life?
A fancy home?
Social rank?
You can have it.
I’ve tried God knows
I go
Another bottle

Put me down:
A park bench,
Green grass,
An empty street.

I will sink…
Drowning in the deep of my bottle.

 Richard Jay Shelton was born in 1946 on a navy base in Coronado, California, but has lived most of his life in Los Angeles. He is a successful artist whose work can be found in the Smithsonian and other museums throughout the country. He has been painting and writing for forty five years.

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