Two out of three, ain’t bad.


Two out of three, ain’t bad.

A Poem byCoyote Poetry

" Lonely are the people who wasted love and friendship. "

(Johnnie in Monterey in 1991)

Two out of three ain’t bad….

I was sitting alone in a Austin tavern in 1996.
Drinking long Island ice teas.
Trying to get blinded.

A old man dressed poorly ordered a water.
Bartender gave him a bad look and walked away.
I told the bartender.

“Give the old man what he wants.”

The old man smiled.

Told the bartender.

“Same as my new friend.”

He drank the Long Island ice tea quickly.
I ordered him another.
He thanks me.
Asked me. “Was I alright?”

I told him.
Not too good.
But I will be fine.

He touched my back.
Told me.
“You got two out of three.
Better then most of us.”

He looked outside to the cold rainy night.
Told me.
“All three are…

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