She blew in like a Summer storm

Glistening Texas heat

Said her name was Annie

She drank her whiskey neat


Dusty suitcase trailed behind her

It had a missing wheel

Asked if I could help her

Her eyes turned cold as steel


We drank to better days ahead

A grin slipped past her stare

She shifted closer to me

And twirled a strand of hair


You know you’re in for trouble

She whispered in my ear

Got a wand’rin spirit

One day I’ll disappear


I took her home and held her tight

Her love poured out like rain

Careless desperadoes

Stuck on a hell bound train


A wind set in and she was gone

Good God I miss that girl

She left behind some ribbon

And a yellowed strand of pearls




About Phil

Hi, my name is Phil. I’ve managed to escape the corporate world, rid myself of excess belongings, travel the country extensively in my old Winnebago, and find a new home on a beautiful barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. I define myself as: a free spirit, a writer, a philosophical anarchist, a poet; a lover of nature, a lover of art, a protector of animals, as well as a devoted friend and partner
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4 Responses to Annie

  1. Wonderful Phil! Happy New Year! I’ve missed seeing your posts! 🙂

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