Coward

“Never tol’ ya where I was headin’. Never tol’ ya nothin’. Just showed up and took it ‘pon yerself ta follow. Well, surprise darlin’, ain’t headin’ nowhere. Been walkin’ since I can ‘member. One broke path to ‘nother. Ya see an ol’ man, see the scars he carries with’em, think they musta brought wisdom, huh? Tell ya, I ain’t learned nothin’, not in twenty goddamn year. Just kept on movin’. Only reason folks who gave me these scars ain’t killed me yet. Ya ain’t lookin’ at a hero, yer lookin’ at a coward, a coward smart enough ta know when it’s time fer him to get. I ‘preciate what ya done, but I didn’t ask for it. Them problems is yers an’ I ain’t takin’ none o’it. Last thing ya can do is care ’bout people, burden from a ‘nother age. Got enough food to keep on walkin’, an’ that’s ‘xactly what I aim to do.”

About Tietsu

Someday the words that fill my brain will fill cheap paperback books. Until then, I will collect them here.
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