• Gary Hunter

The Lead Story - Sept. 5, 2021

I noticed today

how I like to get

comfy on the couch

feet up get that

first sip’s steamy

bath to my glasses

before I dive into the

first obituary


a full life lived

in two thin columns

of a small-town newspaper

buried in its third section


how is that not front-page news?


when a distinct brushstroke is erased

from an unfinished masterpiece

or another unique character with

matchless talents is lost forever


at the very least

it’s one more love story

spoken

in a fading whisper






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