thanksgiving at cocoa beach village

14 Dec

it’s cold for thanksgiving day

i was invited here at

cocoa beach village, florida

to give a poetry reading


and no one

greeted me

as i stepped off

the bus

i call my contact person

who arranged this

no one answered


there were supposed to be

several people attending at

the historic collage village playhouse

as i read poems for two hours

followed by a reception

of tasty food


but here i am

no one answers

and it is so lonely

and cold

i have no other person to call

i have no other place to go


i hunt for a cheap motel

and find one named

budget motel

then i hunt a gas station

for canned food that will be

thanksgiving dinner


it’s going to be

a very

lonely night


and I sit and wonder

what to do next









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