The Ballad of Don Ridge (a selected poem from "The Dirty East" collection)

The Ballad of Don Ridge

Don was a man
Who loved to make lists
- Gym
- Teeth
- Rent
- Work at 3:30

Don was a man
Who loved to crack his knuckles
CRACK
CRICK
SNAP
RIP (that's the thumbs)

Don was a man
Who lived in the past
Richard Nixon
Boy George
CRACK
And a love for Robert Moses

Don was a man
That soaked up the scene
From his couch
His TeeVee
His small bed
And by checking his mail everyday at noon
- Sundays as well

Don was a man
With regrets
- Love
- Fame
- Riches
- Children
- And pets to train and feed food

 June 27, 2014

H Freiwald