A few missed payments and see what happens
The Repo Man takes you away
from that bar on Melrose where you sang
with abandon. Country songs. Old jazz.
Your movies were pure.
You, yourself, were you.
What will the stone say? Maybe,
“I come from a broken home and I realize
it’s the rule rather than the exception.”
Or some less direct quote.


Guinotte Wise writes and welds steel sculpture on a farm in Resume Speed, Kansas. His short story collection (Night Train, Cold Beer) won publication by a university press and enough money to fix the soffits. Three more books since. A Pushcart nominee, his fiction and poetry have been published in numerous literary journals including Atticus, The MacGuffin, Santa Fe Writers Project, Shotgun Honey and The American Journal of Poetry. His wife has an honest job in the city and drives 100 miles a day to keep it. Some work is at