Poetry for the soul
Poetry for the soul

BooksJuly 4, 2016

The Friday poem: “My Father’s Waistcoats”, by Sam Hunt

Poetry for the soul
Poetry for the soul

New verse by  Kaipara poet Sam Hunt.

 

My father’s waistcoats

 

My father’s waistcoats

never had pockets.

 

It was years later

someone explained

 

a good lawyer in court

didn’t need notes…

 

I never went with the law

like my father would have liked.

 

But I got to swing juries –

like he said – swinging the lead.

 

I never rode into town

like I’d like to have done.

 

But I carry a gun

in my head.

 

Salt River Songs (Potton & Burton, $24.99) by Sam Hunt is available at Unity Books.


 

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