IMOGENE’S NOTEBOOK

Old Outlaw Blues

Poetry: the world’s a hell of a place these days

Patrick Metzger
Imogene’s Notebook
2 min readMay 7, 2024

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Stylish older man in hat and sunglasses holding cane across shoulders
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The world’s a hell of a place these days
Fried chicken and beer to my door
brought by a man who smiles hello
he walked here from somewhere dangerous, hot and poor
now he brings dinner to coddled old pricks
like me
and wants his baby girl to be something more
I hope she makes it
I hope they make…

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Patrick Metzger
Imogene’s Notebook

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