thanksgiving at cocoa beach village

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









Published by Jim Wortham

As a teen, wanted to live from writing poetry. Wrote several books, selling nationally. Hung out with readers throughout the United States. My writing has been on back burner. Now dusting off my desk and have my pen in hand. Hope you enjoy some of what I write.

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