CJA, December 13 2013 Copyright 2013 Doug Stuber


“Ska-tellite of love,” our bone-
playing drummer keeps
it alive
at a band-equipped
cantina that rarely pulls

dookies, but
regular crowd
of indie cast-offs,
dreaming middle-aged
burn-outs, and even drinkers.

Your role as father has full
support from Mom, who
must wonder
why your life is more
like hers than your Dad’s. It’s this

dedication to
your family that
plucks the harp strings at
BB & T or other

source, giving
you further education,
a chance to
switch roles now that mate’s
degree is done (right?).

You’re always
on the look-out for friends to
find their place,
though you struggle to
steal time for yourself.